Prisniparni is one of the most potent herbs used in Ayurveda owing to it’s medicinal properties. The herb is commonly known as Indian Uraria. The plant have distinct leaves and hence the name given. The best Ayurveda doctor, Dr.Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses Prisniparni for the treatment of disorders involving vitiation of all the doshas (Vata Pitta and Kapha ) as the plant is Tridosha hara in nature. Prisniparni is used in conditions like gout, diarrhoea etc. The herb contains Phytoconstituents like amino acids, fatty acids etc which aids in its antimicrobial and antiinflammatory actions.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Uraria picta       

Family :  Papilionaceae 

Habitat: All over India

Parts used

  • Root

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Sothahara varga(antiinflammatory )

Susruta Samhita – Vidarigandadi gana 

Pharmacological action

  • Aphrodisiac 
  • Diuretic 
  • Antimicrobial 
  • Antiinflammatory 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Jwarahara ( Antipyretic )
  • Trishnanigrahana (alleviate thirst)
  • Kasahara (alleviate cough )
  • Vrishya (aphrodisiac )

Therapeutic indications

  • Gout(Vatarakta)- Milk processed with leaves of Prisniparni is taken to alleviate Gout 
  • Diarrhoea (Atisara )- Gruel prepared from Prisniparni alleviates Diarrhoea.


Powder (Churna )– 3 g

Decoction (Kwatha)- 60 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Dasamularishta 
  • Dasamula kwatha
  • Dasamula leha

Morphology :

An erect perennial herb with stout stems. Leaves are oblong. Inflorescence is cylindrical raceme. Fruits are pod. Flowers are purple.

Vernacular names 

English – Indian Uraria

Hindi- Dabra

Malayalam – Orila

Sanskrit – Prisniparni 


  • Dhawani
  • Kalasi
  • Guha

Rasapanchaka of Prisniparni

Rasa- Tikta (bitter) Madhura(Sweet)

Guna-  Laghu (light )

Vipaka- Madhura(Sweet)

Virya-  Ushna ( hot )

पृश्निपर्णी त्रिदोषघ्नी वृष्योष्णा मुधराऽसरा

 हन्ति दाहज्वरश्वासरक्तातीसार तृवमीः ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu – Guducyadi varga-shloka 35)

  Prisniparni is Tridosha hara because of it’s properties like sweet taste and hot potency. The herb is used to alleviate diseases like Diarrhoea , Gout etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Prisniparni for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha, Vata and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Prisniparni Leaves ?

Used in alleviating Gout and Diarrhoea.

  1. Which family Prisniparni belongs to?



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