Ayapan is an ornamental and medicinal plant native to South America. It is found in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, India and many other tropical countries. It is a perennial plant belonging to plant family Asteraceae. Asteraceae or Compositae family is commonly referred to as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family and it is the second largest family in its division with about 1, 100 genera and over 20, 000 recognized species.
Ayapan is known as Vishalyakarni in Sanskrit and is considered an herb that heals wounds and controls blood clotting. The leaves and stem of Ayapana are indicated in bleeding diarrhoea, bleeding piles, bleeding from stomach or bleeding from any part of the body.
Latin name: Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl;SYNONYM: Ayapana triplinervis (Vahl) and Eupatorium ayapana