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Anantmool (Tylophora asthmatica) - Uses, Benefits and Medicinal Properties

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Life style in this running world is changing so fast so that persons living have forgotten that the life style will only benefits if one stays Healthy. Either living in cities or villages, Your health will be affected if no proper care is taken. One of the common problems which are upcoming these days is of Respiratory System. As every human need to breath to keep themselves alive. Breathing in this world has been changing as changes in our life style. There are two ways to solve these problems either on Temporary Basis or on Permanent Basis. In Temporary Basis one can have initial good results with Modern Allopathic Medicines. On permanent basis if we talk about Ayurveda it takes some time to care but have long lasting effects that cures the ailments from the root. Below we will be discussing about the Benefits of the Ananthmool also know with their botanical name Tylophora asthmatica. An Ayurvedic medicine explained very well in Ayurvedic Texts for its actions and properties.

Ananthmool Names

  • Ananthmool Latin Name : Tylophora asthmatica
  • Ananthmool Family : Asclepidaceae
  • Ananthmool Sanskrit Name : Ananta, Sariva, Anantmool
  • Ananthmool English Name : Emetic Swallow-Wort, Indian ipecacuanha, Indian ipecac
  • Ananthmool Hindi Name : Jangali Pikvan, Antamul, Anantmul


It is generally found in Bengal, Assam, and in some regions of South India.

Anantmool Plant Description

Anantmool is an evergreen climbing plant or vine.

  • Anantmool Leaves : Anantmool leaves are about 2 to 5 inches long and about 1 to 2 inches broad, it is oval in shape, upper part of the leaves is extremely soft to touch.
  • Anantmool Flowers : Anantmool flowers are very small in size; sometimes they are yellow in colour and are mostly found in clusters, flowers are always purple in colour when looked inside.
  • Anantmool Fruits : Anantmool fruits are about 2 to 4 inches in length.
  • Anantmool Roots : Underground part, used for the medicinal properties.

Anantmool Part Used

Anantmool Leaf and Root have Medicinal Qualities.

Anantmool Physical Properties

  • Ras (Taste) : Katu (bitter)
  • Virya (Action) : Sheet (cooling)
  • Vipaka (Post Digestive Effects) : Madhur (sweet)
  • Dosha effect : It acts on Vata, Pitta, and Kapha that is all the three basic constituents of the human body according to Ayurveda.
  • Dhatu (Tissue) : Plasma, Blood nerves.
  • Sroth (Channel) : Respiratory, and Excretory.

Anantmool Chemical Properties

It contains Alkaloids like:

  1. Tylophorine
  2. Tylophorinine

These chemical constituents have been proven to be Anti - Inflammatory, Anti - Anaphylactic, and Anti - Spasmodic.

Anantmool Uses and Benefits

  1. It is an Anti -Emetic Herb ( herb which helps in stopping the vomiting ).
  2. It is given in other diseases like Amoebic Dysentery, and in Diarrhoea as it has an Anti - Protozal Action.
  3. It has it significance in the treatment of Rheumatism.
  4. It acts as a Rechak ( Aids Expiration ).
  5. It is a known Raktashodan ( it acts as a Blood Purifier ).
  6. It is an Anulomak Herb (It helps in redirecting the flow of Vayu (Vata) downwards.
  7. It is commonly called as Antrapachak which literally means the one which helps in improving the digestion and has ability to remove parasites from the intestine.
  8. As it acts as a Skin Cleanser so available in many cosmetic and medical facial packs also.
  9. It acts as a Diuretic and helps in cleansing of urinary tract.
  10. As it is an Anti-inflammatory and Reduces Burning Micturation therefore recommended in syphilis, enlarged prostate and various conditions.
  11. It possesses Immunomodulator Properties that means helps to enhance the immunity and it is recommended in almost all autoimmune disorders.
  12. As it is having Antioxidant Properties, considered to be beneficial in removing Toxins out from the body. According to Ayurveda, Anantmool alleviates the aggravated Vata and Kapha Dosha in body.

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Side Effects

No Side effects, Can be used with other herbal Supplements, Vitamins or other herbal remedies or natural products.

Uses and Indications

Herbal remedies made from Anantmool are successfully and broadly used for their Medicinal Properties and have become increasingly popular worldwide. Anantmool is a wonderful herb for the treatment of Bronchial Asthma and various problems related to Respiratory System. This is an effective Ayurvedic Medicine for Allergy and Asthma. This is not only effective in Bronchial Asthma and Allergy but also works wonder in Chronic Cough, Sore Throat, Chronic Sinusitis, Chronic Rhinitis, Pneumonia and various Respiratory Tract Problems. Anantmool when combined with other Herbs or Ayurvedic Medicines works really fabulous in Bronchial Asthma and other Respiratory Tract Problems. Below we are discussing about Anantmool Properties in detail as explained in Ayurveda. Anantmool is a Bronchodilator, and it prevents bronco spasm in case of Bronchail Asthma. It is commonly called as Dumak Bhutti by the Ayurvedic Acharyas because of its magnificent results in the treatment of Bronchial Asthma. It is an Expectorant (which helps to expel the phlegm out of the body) and also known as Sugandha because of its fragranced leaves. Anantmool is a component of various Herbal Preparations.

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It has been proved by the Researchers that Anantmool is equivalent to the modern drug Dexamethasone which is prescribed worldwide for controlling Asthma. As leaves also posses Medicinal Properties among roots, one can have It's leaves for various conditions of Respiratory Tract. 2 or 3 leaves of the plant should be chewed by the patient regularly to get rid of symptoms. Intake of the leaves basically improves the inhaled amount of Oxygen in the lungs. Anantmool acts on the Adrenal Gland that to, more specifically on the Adrenal Cortex, and increases its stimulation and enhances Its Function.

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