Aparajita, also known as Aparajita, is a beautiful and unique flowering plant. It is an annual climbing vine that produces stunning blue flowers with a white center. Flowers are often used in traditional medicine and for making herbal teas.
Aparajita flower seeds
Six to ten seeds are found in a fruit pod that is 5-7cm long.
Aparajita plant care
Propagation of Aparajita using seeds
Seed propagation is the simplest way to propagate Aparajita plants. However, it can be challenging to germinate Aparajita flower seed because of its hard, waxy coating that hinders water absorption.
Plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and keep them moist until they germinate, which usually takes about two weeks. Once the seedlings have grown to about 4 inches tall, you can transplant them into larger pots or directly into your garden bed.
You can increase germination rates by nicking the seed coat and soaking them in warm water for 24 hours. It should take between 3 and 6 days for them to germinate.
In warm conditions, the seeds of a tropical legume will germinate best. These plants are intolerant to frost, and they germinate most successfully when the temperature is around 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Aparajita plants need full sun to partial shade for optimal growth. They can tolerate some shade, but they will not flower as profusely in shadier areas.
Aparajita plants require regular watering during the growing season. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy. During the winter months, water less frequently, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
Aparajita plants do not require much fertilizer, but they will benefit from an occasional application of a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 20-20-20. Apply the fertilizer at half strength and water it well after application.
When planting Aparajita flower seeds outdoors, make sure to provide support for the vines as they grow, so they don't become tangled or damaged. You can use trellises, stakes, or other supports to help keep the vines upright and healthy.
Medicinal uses of Aparajita flower
- Aparajita improves eyesight, reduces wrinkles, and stimulates hair growth.
- Aparajita promotes healthy skin, boosts memory, and enhances cognition.
- Aparajita is known as a 'wonder herb' due to its ability to promote healthy urinary flow, reduce inflammation, and improve mood.
- Recent research indicates that the herb contains compounds that could help fight HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
- Aparajita helps increase acetylcholine levels which are good for memory and concentration.
- There is evidence that it can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
- It contains antioxidants that protect against free radicals.
- Aparajita contains bioactive compounds called cyclotides, which exhibit antiviral activity against HIV.
- Cyclotides are found in many plants, including Aparajita. They are peptides that act like hormones.
- It is said to help prevent premature aging.
- Aparajita improves memory and mental clarity.
- Aparajita increases levels of Acetylcholine – an important neurotransmitter.
- Benefits of Aparajita Flower- Improves digestion, Increases energy levels, Promotes weight loss, Treats constipation, Relieves stress.
- Blue tea made from the Aparajita flower is very popular among women all over India. It is believed that drinking this tea during pregnancy improves health and gives strength to the mother and child.
- Blue tea also treats various diseases like diabetes, hypertension, etc.
Dr. Vandana K.