Amman pacharisi, also called as Asthma weed, Asthma plant, Dugadhika, is a herb that is native to India. You find this plant in plenty usually after rains. This edible herb contains many medicinal properties that is used in Ayurveda/Sidha and many natural medicines. This herb is botanically called Euphorbia Hirta, is available in the form of fresh leaves, dry leaves and powdered form in many natural medicine shops.
This herb is used since ancient times to treat many health issues like – cough, asthma, cold, worms in children, digestive disorders, jaundice, acne/pimples, warts and many more. It also works as a muscle relaxants, regulates blood sugar levels and flushes out toxins from the internal system. The diuretic nature of the herb helps to remove kidney stones and increase the bladder health. When used with the right ingredients, this herb can be used to treat tumors and dengue fever.
In ancient folk medicines, this herb was particularly used to increase breast milk and fertility issues in women. There are many herbs that help in increasing breast milk in lactating mothers. Amman pacharisi is one of the herbs that is very effective. The leaves, flowers and stem are all edible in the Amman pacharisi or asthma weed plant.
The flowers of this plant are used to boost milk supply in a nursing mother. Fresh leaves that is cooked along with right ingredients, can also be used to increase breast milk. Both dry or fresh flowers can be used. The flowers are generally found in bunch in-between the leaf clusters of the plant. Though fresh flowers look good, the flowers can be dried at home (dried in shade during the day) and stored in an air-tight container for future use.
This DIY explains how to use this herb to increase breast milk in lactating mothers.