Gorakh Mundi – गोरखमुंडी – Asteraceae – Sphaeranthus indicus


Gorakh Mundi – गोरखमुंडी – Asteraceae – Sphaeranthus indicus.

Gorakh Mundi Name In Different Languages:

Gorakh Mundi In English Name    : East Indian Globe-thistle

Gorakh Mundi In Hindi Name       : Gorakh Mundi, Mundi

Gorakh Mundi In Latin name        : Sphaeranthus indicus Linn.

Gorakh Mundi In Urdu Name        : Gule Mundi

Gorakh Mundi In Bengali Name     : Surmuriya, Mudmudiya

Gorakh Mundi In Gujarati Name    : Gorakhmundi

Gorakh Mundi In Kannada Name   : Mundi

Gorakh Mundi In Marathi Name     : Mundi, Baras Bondi

Gorakh Mundi In Persian Name     : Zakhmi-e-Hayat

Gorakh Mundi In Punjabi Name     : Gorakhmundi

Gorakh Mundi In Sanskrit Name    : Mundika, Mundtika, Mundi

  1. “Sphaeranthus indicus is a herb that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries for its various health benefits.”
  2. “The plant is known to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, making it beneficial for overall health and wellness.”
  3. “Sphaeranthus indicus is often used as a natural remedy for skin problems such as acne, eczema, and dermatitis.”
  4. “Studies have shown that compounds found in Sphaeranthus indicus can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.”
  5. “The plant is also thought to have potential as a natural treatment for certain types of cancer, due to its anti-tumor properties.”
  6. “Sphaeranthus indicus has been used as a natural remedy for digestive problems such as constipation and indigestion.”
  7. “The plant is known to possess diuretic properties, making it useful for treating fluid retention and reducing bloating.”
  8. “Sphaeranthus indicus is also believed to help regulate blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for those with diabetes.”




Asteraceae plants are found in Himachal Pradesh. Mostly, its plant grows in the rice’s field and humid forests. Its flowers appear in the winter season and thereafter fruits appear on this tree.

Structure: Asteraceae is a type of fitted with an umbrella (chhatedar) grass. Its fruits and flowers are round like pea’s seed.

Asteraceae plant is bushy and 1-3 feet high or spreads on the earth. Its stem is 1-2 inch high and strong. Its branch is soft, hairy and the shape is like pipe. Its flowers are small and purple.


Asteraceae is purgative and increases the body strength. It is useful for the treatment of throat tumour, scrofula, indignation, vatta, obesity, insanity, spleen disorders, elephantiasis,dysentery, anorexia, cough, piles, anuria-dysuria, night fall, epilepsy, leprosy and alleviates poisoning. It kills stomach worms and brings phlegm out.

Useful in various diseases :

1. Headache:

Take ¼ parts powder of black peppers with 3-5 ml juice of asteraceae twice a day, it provides relief in migraine, which occurs during sunrise and sunset.

2. Eye diseases:

  • Take one asteraceae on empty stomach in the morning for one week regularly; any diseases do not occur in the eyes for one year.
  • Chew 4-5 fresh fruit of asteraceae and swallow it with water in April month, it increases eyesight.

3. Stomach worms:

Take ground seeds of asteraceae; it ends the stomach worms and brings out with stool.

4. Body strength:

  • Taking powder of asteraceae with honey is useful to makes the body strong.
  • Grind dried plant of asteraceae (Dry plant in shadow) and prepare pudding from it after grinding. After that, take this pudding, it increases the body strength.
  • Make the powder by grinding seeds of asteraceae and mix equal quantity of sugar in it. After that, take 1 pinch this powder twice a day regularly, it enhances the body power.
  • Take powder of asteraceae root with milk for two years regularly, it increases the body power. Consequently, the hair does not make white too.

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