Naai Kadugu 200gm


Naai Kadughu

Botanical name: Argemone Mexicana Linn.

Family: Papaveraceae

Sanskrit: Brahmadandi, Hemavati, Hemadugdha

Hindi: Pila-dhatura, Shialkanta, Bharbhand, Satyanashi

English: Prickly poppy, Mexican poppy

Malayalam: Brahmdanti

Tamil: Karukkansedi

Telugu: Brahmdandidandu



Argemone Mexicana or prickly poppy is annual medicinal shrub that is found almost throughout India. It can be easily found in parks, roadside or abandoned fields growing as weed. This herb exhibits antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity.



  • The roots and seeds oil are useful in constipation, flatulence, abdominal colic.
  • Roots are administered in worms.
  • The latex and roots juice are administered in blood impurities.
  • The drug is used for skin diseases.
  • Latex and juice are used for fever and burning sensation.