Learn about Hawaiian Baby Woodrose
Related to the Morning Glory plant, the Hawaiian Baby Woodrose (Argyrea nervosa) is a part of the local flora in Hawaii, Florida, and California, in the United States, even though its origins trace back to India. While it is used in the making of ornaments and decorations, especially due to its beautiful purple flowers, its seeds, roots, and leaves show potential for certain therapeutic treatments.
A part of Ayurvedic* medicinal culture, also called Vidhara or Adhoguda, this herb is mainly used for pain relief and to induce perspiration (sweating), which is a natural process of the body that can help heal certain surface wounds and rashes, as well as fighting colds and detoxifying the body. In addition, it can be used as an organic and healthy sedative option.
The many uses of Argyrea nervosa
According to Ayurvedic beliefs, the roots of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose carry aphrodisiac, rejuvenating, and diuretic properties, and can be of aid for cases of rheumatism, certain sexual disorders, and some issues related to the nervous system. It is also a soothing herb that acts upon the nervous system and can help deal with psychologically related causes to sexual dysfunction.
The leaves and seeds of Vidhara are used to aid in the healing of wounds and cuts. Its extract carries anti-inflammatory properties, and when applied topically, can help treat certain cutane problems, like dry skin and itchiness. The whole plant has components that can fight against free radicals, repairing damaged tissues and cells while promoting its regeneration, and chemically speaking, can also be a positive agent in the breakdown of dietary fat, helping with weight loss as well.
* Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine that’s part of Hindu customs.