Arni (Clerodendrum Multiflorum)

In Ayurveda, Arni is also referred to as Agnimantha. Because of the qualities of this herb, it has earned its name. In the past, people would rub the leaves of this tree together to make a fire. "Mantha" denotes generation, while "Agni" indicates fire.

This explanation is the most appropriate one for this tree. Clerodendrum multiflorum is the Latin name for this tree, and it is a member of the Verbenaceae family. This plant is also known as Premna mucronata.

General Description

This herb's leaves are glossy, long, and dark green in color. Small, spherical, and either pinkish or white, the flowers bloom from August to February. The spherical, 5mm-wide fruits of this herb are oblong in shape. When ripe, seeds change from green to a dark brown color.


  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Family: Verbenaceae
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Genus: Clerodendrum


  • Sanskrit Name - Tarkari, Vataghni,  Arani, Ganakarika, Jaya, Vaijayantika, Sriparna.
  • Hindi Name - Tekar, Arni, Agathu, Ganiyari
  • English Name - Indian headache tree.
  • Bengali Name - Ganibhari, Ganiyari, Ganira
  • Kannada Name – Arani, Taggiberu, Taggi
  • Malayalam Name – Munja
  • Tamil Name - Taludalai, Talanaju, Munnay
  • Telugu Name - Nelli, Gabbunulli
  • Marathi Name - Airana, Takalu, Chamari, Eirani, Eran, Takali, 
  • Gujarati Name - Arani, Aranel, Airanamula
  • French Name – Arbe a la migraine
  • Oriya Name – Ganiary



Hindi / Sanskrit


Rasa (Taste)

Tikta, Kashaya Katu, Madhura

Bitter, Astringent, Pungent, Sweet

Guna (Physical Property)

Laghu, Ruksha

Lightness, Dry

Virya (Potency)



Vipaka (Post-Digestive Taste)



Special Activity

Helps treat illnesses caused by kapha and vata imbalances. It belongs to the "dashamoola" family of herbs, which are regarded as the finest for treating the body's various vata diseases.

Balances the Vata and Kapha doshas

Additionally, its kapha vitiating function reduces edema and inflammation in the body.


From the northern plains and the Himalayas through Orissa, Tamil Nadu, and the western coastal regions, it grows everywhere in India.

Practical Uses

Arani is a digestive herb that aids in igniting the digestive fire and aids in lowering the body's levels of Ama. By eliminating all the built-up waste inside the body, it helps to cleanse it. Additionally, it benefits the liver and heart.

The liver is supported by the detox action, giving it time to repair any damage from abuse. based on the quality of the food we eat today.

Recommended Dosage

  • Powder - 1-3 gm
  • Decoction - 50 -100ml
  • Leaf juice - 10-20 ml per day


  • Digestive disorder
  • Liver disorders
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Anemia
  • Measles
  • Abdominal pain
  • Edema

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