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Cleome Viscosa | Jakhya

Nature took care of everything needed to sustain living things before creating all of us. Medicinal plants and foods high in vitamins and minerals were created first, and they were used by living beings. Today, there are all kinds of medicinal plants and herbs present on our earth, which are being used for thousands of years. Hurhur or Cleome Viscosa has antibiotic properties equivalent to tetracycline and can cure different types of wounds and ulcers.

Cleome viscosa, often known as Asian Spiderflower or tick weed, is an annual herb that grows up to one metre in height. It belongs to the Cleomaceae family. It's an invasive species that thrives in hot, humid climates across the Americas, Africa, and Asia. It's typical to observe it during the rainy season.


Family: Cleomaceae (Cleomaceae)

Cleome viscosa is a kind of Cleome. L. Cleomaceae is a plant that belongs to the Cleomaceae family.


Botanical name of Cleome Viscosa

Cleome viscosa Linn.  (Cleome viscosa) Syn-Cleome icosandra Linn, Polanisia icosandra (Linn), Arivela viscosa (L.), Cleome acutifolia,  Cleome icosandra L, Polanisia microphylla, Polanisia viscosa (L.), Sinapistrum viscosum

English name: Dog mustard

Sanskrit name:

Pitpushpa, Tilparni, Putigandha, Ugragandha, Brahmasuvarchala.  Hindi name:

Hurhur Yellow,

Oriya name - Jangali jira

Urdu-Hulhul

Assamese-Bhutmala

Kannada-Naballi Nayibela,

 Gujarati-Talvani Tilwan

Tamil-Nayikkadugu

Telugu-Kukhavominta

Bengali-Hurhuria

Punjabi-Bugra,

Hulhul,

Marathi-Peevali, Tilvan, Kanphodi

Malayalam-Ariavila

English-Wild Mustard, Tickweed, Clammy weed

Arabic-Bantakalan


Some other worldwide names are:

Ketupeng, Maman pasir, Mamang kebo, Mamang laki, Mamang utan are Malay and regional vernacular names. Mamang (Indonesia); Ancang ancang (Indonesia). Ketupeng, Maman pasir, Mamang kebo, Mamang Yellow spider bloom, Dog mustard, Wild mustard, Sticky cleome are Malay and regional vernacular names.

The crushed leaves have been tried as a cure for weevil infestation in stored cowpea seeds.

As an external therapy, the leaves are applied to wounds and sores. The seeds have antihelmintic and carminative effects. Ear infections and pus discharge are treated using the juice of the leaves. In a study comparing it to traditional antibiotics, C. viscosa was found to be effective at inhibiting bacteria growth. This demonstrates its antibacterial activity when compared to the antibiotic tetracycline.

In northern India, the seeds (known as Jakhya) are used as a culinary herb, primarily for tempering.

The crushed leaves have been tried as a cure for weevil infestation in stored cowpea seeds.

As an external therapy, the leaves are applied to wounds and sores. The seeds have antihelmintic and carminative effects. Ear infections and pus discharge are treated using the juice of the leaves. In a study comparing it to traditional antibiotics, C. viscosa was found to be effective at inhibiting bacteria growth. This demonstrates its antibacterial activity when compared to the antibiotic tetracycline.

In northern India, the seeds (known as c) are used as a culinary herb, primarily for tempering.

The miraculous properties of Hurhur ( Cleom Viscosa / Mediernal Plant)


Yellow Hurhur

Hurhur yellow (Cleome viscosa Linn.) It is 30-90 cm high, firm, sharp and pungent, erect, sticky herbaceous plant.  Its flowers are of yellow colour.


Hurhur white (Cleome gynandra Linn.)

It is 30-90 cm high, branched, glandular-ruminous herbaceous plant.  Its trunk and branches are covered with spreading hairs of lined, white color.  Its flowers are of white colour.  Its pods are 5-10 cm long, 4.5 mm in diameter, sticky and pubescent.  Its seeds are dark brown to black in color and are rough, kidney-shaped.


Ayurvedic Properties and Effects of Jakhya

It is responsible for breathlessness, bloating, anorexia, fever, eruption, leprosy, gonorrhea, vaginosis, urinary incontinence, edema, worms, colic, blood bile, worm disease and pandunasak. Its seeds are hot semen, gastritis, gulm, anah, aamdosha, colic, phlegm and rheumatism.

Yellow Hurhur is bitter, pungent, astringent, hot, dry, short, phlegmatic, receptive, tasty, heady, sharp, parting and swaddled.


Jakhya Price:

Jaklhya Seed price on amazon is rupees 299 for 500 gm. 


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