Aerva Lanata Traditional Uses:
Aerva Lanata Medicinal Uses:
1. Antioxidant Properties: Aerva Lanata possess wonderful antioxidant properties. Though here in our place we don't use it in cooking, some cultures do use the leaves of the plant in cooking like any other greens. Consuming this plant is one of the best ways to enjoy it's antioxidant potential.
2. Aerva Lanata lowers blood sugar levels and internal consumption will have a positive impact on diabetic patients. It not only helps blood sugar levels, it also helps prevent the decrease in body weight which normally many diabetic patients experience. You can read the study (it was done with alcoholic extract of Aerva lanata) that supports this claim here.
3. Treats Asthma: Aerva lanata extract has been proven to be effective for treating asthma. It is common practice to give water decoction of the plant to treat asthma traditionally. In a study done on animal models, the aerial parts of the plant were shade dried, powdered, mixed with ethanol and dried in vacuum evaporator and given in different dosages and it
4. Treats Diarrhea: The water decoction of the plant treats diarrhoea, many cultures use the water decoction for treating diarrhoea till today. In a study, both ethanol extract and water extract of cherula showed significant anti diarrhoeal properties and it helped reduce the intestinal transit. It's anti diarrhoeal properties is due to it's effect on intestinal transit.
5. Aerva lanata is very very well known for treating kidney stones. Here in our place the water decoction of the plant is given for dissolving kidney stones. It also has a protective effect on the kidneys and is great for patients suffering from kidney problems but kidney patients should take it under medical supervision. You can read the study that supports this claim
6. For Getting Rid Of Intestinal Worms: Aerva Lanata has wonderful anthelmintic properties and has been used for treating intestinal worms traditionally. It is particularly effective for treating tapeworms and you can use either the powder or the water extract of the fresh plant. Consume it for 3 days in empty stomach.
7. Anti Cancer Properties:
8. Protects The Kidneys:
Aerva lanata has amazing nephrology protective properties, consuming Aerva lanata extract helped reduce elevated blood urea and serum creatinine levels so it is good for people suffering from kidney diseases but it is best to consume it after consulting a physician especially if you are suffering from other chronic diseases like diabetes or blood pressure.