Ayurvedic Herbs

List of all herbs and their properties

Karira Herb

KARIRA HERB

Glabrous shrub, Branches – Terete, smooth & green, Leaves- Seen only one  Young shoots, small, I cm long, linear-oblong, spinous- stipularthrons are long. Inflorescence – Corymb. Flowers – Red omcolour, narrow and oblong. Fruit- Globular, similar glabrous, appears link the size of a small cherry.

 

 

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa-Katu, tikta

Vipak- Katu

Virya- Ushna

Guna-Laghu, Ruksha

Specific Parts :

Root .bark

Doshaghnata :

Vatakaphasamaka, kaphahara

 

Benefits :

It is very useful in aruchi, amadosha, vibhadha, udarashoola, krimi and arsha being ruchikara, pachana, bhedana, arshoghna and krimighna. It should be used in hritadaurbalya, shotha, amavata and sandhivata being uttejaka and shothahara. It is also used in shvasa and kustha, in kaphajavishavikara and in general debility.

Sotha (Oedema)

Fruits of Karira (Capparis decidua) are powdered and taken in the dose of 1 pala (48 gm.) is beneficial in case of sotha (Oedema).

Chaksuvikara (Disorders of Eye)

Ghee processed with Patola (Tricosanthesdioica), Karira (Capparis decidua), Sigru (Moringaoleifera) and Artagala (Balrleriaprionitis ) is beneficial in improving eye- sight.

 

Formulation (Kalp) :

KararadiTaila, Kustha

Dosage :

Quatha- 40 to 80 ml.

Choorna – 1 to 3 gm.

Side Effect-

Do not take Karir formulation without doctor’s advice in pregnancy and lactation.

It should be taken in small doses in childrens.