Botanical name: Argemone Mexicana Linn.
Sanskrit: Brahmadandi, Hemavati, Hemadugdha
Hindi: Pila-dhatura, Shialkanta, Bharbhand, Satyanashi
English: Prickly poppy, Mexican poppy
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.