DASA PUSHPAM (Ten Sacred Flowers)

Its a mixture of ten auspicious herbs according to Kerala tradition used as an ayurvedic medicine for curing chronic diseases . It is also used with “Ashtamangalyam” during marriage functions according to Kerala tradition and adding two more herbs (Total 12) called “Pathira poo” (Kerala hindu women used to wear on “Thiruvathira Day”)

Have a look at each one…

MUKKUTTI

Botanical Name – Biophytum sensitivum

Family- Oxalidaceae


POOVAM KURUNNILA

Botanical Name – Vernonia cinerea

Family Asteraceae

MUYAL CHEVIYAN

Botanical Name –  Emilia sonchifolia

Family – Asteraceae

KARUKA

Botanical NameCynodon dactylon

FamilyPoaceae

NILAPPANA

Botanical Name Curculigo orchioides

FamilyAmaryllidaceae

KAIYONNI

Botanical Name Eclipta prostrata

Family – Asteraceae

VISHNUKRANTHI

Botanical NameEvolvulus alsinoides

Family Convolvulaceae

CHEROOLA

Botanical NameAerva lanata

Family Amaranthaceae

THIRUTHAALI

Botanical Name – Ipomoea sepiaria

Family – Convolvulaceae

UZHINJA

Botanical Name – Cardiospermum halicacabum

Family – Sapindaceae


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