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Sharpunkha, Tephrosia purpurea – Plant – STP-446045


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Tephrosia purpurea, Sharpunkha is also known as wild indigo or purple tephrosia is a perennial flowering plant that is erect or spreading, sometimes bushy.
Sharpunkha is a perennial erect herb which is up to 50 cm tall. The stem is woody, 0.5-1.5 cm thick, cylindrical, slightly angular near the apex, the outer surface is green and glabrous. Tephrosia purpurea is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that has a pantropical distribution. It is a common wasteland weed. In many parts, it is under cultivation as a green manure crop. Sharpunkha has the great medicinal important in Ayurveda. It is a well-known Ayurvedic herb maintain healthy hemoglobin levels in the body.Plant Specifications

Plant Height
16 inch (41 cm)

Plant Spread
5 inch (13 cm)

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
Wild indigo, Fish poison

Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 50 cm

Flower Colour

Difficulty Level

Planting and careAfter a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out.Water trapped beneath the scales may rot the bulb, so a well-drained site is essential.Also, select a site that gets full sun.For dependable blooms, plants need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. Sharpunkha care
The plant is propagated by seed. Its care consists of regular watering while the tree is young and annual fertilization until it matures. Water young trees weekly in the absence of rain, applying the water slowly to saturate the soil as deeply as possible.

Full sun


Well-drained soil

25 to 29 degree Celsius

Apply organic fertilizers

Sharpunkha special feature
Tephrosia purpurea is also used traditionally as folk medicine.
Sharpunkha uses

Medicinal Use:

Sharpunkha has the great medicinal important in Ayurveda
It is a well-known Ayurvedic herb, used in the treatment of liver cirrhosis and splenomegaly


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