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“Aftimoon” is scientifically known as (Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.) The plant is parasitic and grows on other plants. It look brownish-yellow in colour. The stems are wiry, slender and longitudinally furrowed. Its flowers pedicelled and cupped. Each cup has several teeth. Within the cup there is a corolla, the seeds are four, small, light brown, convex on one side and concave on the other and enclosed in a round capsule.

It occurs in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The odour of Afitimoon (Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.) is aromatic. Its taste is bitter and sharp

Afitimoon (Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.) belongs to Convolvulaceae, Cuscutaceae family. The Arabic names for this herb are “Afitmun” and “Kasus”. In English language this herb is called as “Dodder”. While in Urdu it is known as “Afitmun”, “Akas Bel”, “Ambar Bel”, “Bepari-Desi”, “Ishq Paichan”, “Nilathari” and “Zarbooti”.

The pharmacological Actions of the plant (Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.) are Alterative, Analgesic, Anthelmintic, Anti-atrabilious, Blood Purifier, Carminative, Demulcent, Deobstruent, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Purgative, Resolvent and Sedative. Fruit is especially alterative, stem is purgative and seeds are carminative and anodyne.

It is indicated in Jaundice, Insanity, paralysis, lumbago, itching, vomiting, chronic ulcers, Melancholia, EpilepsyHiccupInflammationsHeadacheIncubus NightmareChronic Persistent FeversMuscular PainAtrabilious AffectionsPhlegmatic HumoursSpleen DebilityJoints PainIntestinal DisordersOrchitisProtracted FeversLiver IndurationIrritative Condition of Brain.

The Indication of stem of Aftimoon (Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.) is bilious disorders.
The Indications of seed of Aftimoon (Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.) are 
spleen disorderschronic feverhepatic disordersophthalmiaquartan feverhiccup and griping.


The seeds are alterative, anthelmintic, carminative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, purgative, stomachic, tonic, purifier of the blood and cleanser of the body. They are useful in liver and spleen complaints, bilious affections, diarrhoea and flatulence. They are given in jaundice. They have mildly laxative effect and are also given for urinary problems.


Arabic Name : Kashooth, Kushooth, Kushootaa, Afteemoon, Aftaymoon
Bengali Name : Algusi, Hadi-algusilata
English Name : Dodder, Hellweed, Devil’s Guts
French Name : Cuscute
Gujarati Name : Akaswel, Amarbel
Hindi Name : Akasbel, Akashbel, Amarbel, Kasoos
Latin name : Cuscuta reflexa Roxb.
Marathi Name : Aashbel
Persian Name : Tukhme Kasoos, Zajmool
Punjabi Name : Akasbel, Aftimum, Kasus, Nilathari
Sanskrit Name : Amaravela, Akashballi
Urdu Name : Aftimoon, Kasoos


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Scientific Name: Afteeyun / Aftiun
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