Major growing area
According to books like Charaka Sanhithawa, Sushratha Sanhithawa, asamodagam is one of the best treatments for diseases related with digestive system.
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Asamodagam leaves and stem are used to treat coughs, hiccups, asthma and dysentary. Asamodagam is a good pain killer too. Applying the oil in joint pains and swellings is healing.
Fresh and dried leaves are widely used as herbs in Asia.
ASAMODAGAM & APPLE SALAD: Toss leaves and cubes of green apple in a dressing of apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper and honey.
ASAMODAGAM MALLUM : Finely chop the leaves together with red onion, freshly scraped coconut and green chillies. Mix together with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime.