Ayurvedic Herbs

List of all herbs and their properties

Latakranja Herb


Large straggling thorny shrub. Branches – armed with hooks and straight hard yellow prickles. Leaves – compound, 30 to 60 cm long, petioles are prickly, at the base of leaf there is a pair of stipule reduced to pinnae, prinnae are 6 to 9 pairs, 2 to 3.8 cm long, 1 to 2 cm wide, elliptic-oblong, glabrous above, more or less puberulous beneath short petiolutes. Inflorescence – long peduncled terminal or supra axillary raceme. Fruit – pods., shortly  stalked, oblong, 5 to 7 cm long, 45 cm wide, densely armed with wiry prickles. Seeds are 1 to 2 in one fruit, lead coloured 1 to 3 cm long.

Types Of Plant’s :



Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa-Tikta, kasaya

Vipak- katu

Virya- ushna

Guna-Laghu, Ruksha

Specific Parts :

Seed, root, Leaf

Benefits :

External Application-

Patra pottali massage of Latakaranja leaves with Erand and Arka leaves helps in inflammatory conditions of joints.

Paste of latakaranja seed is advisiable in wound

In abdominal distension lepa of latakaranja at umbilical region  seed is advisiable

Latakaranja seeds are grounded with Eranda patra.This paste is applied over inflammed area.

Women wears the necklace made by seeds of this plant on red thread as precautions against Miscarriage.

Visamajwara (Malarial fever)

Latakaranja (Caesalpinia crista) seed powder is given and administered with equal quantity of Marica (Piper nigrum) choorna (Powder) in case of Visamajwara (Malarial fever).


Roasted churna of Latakaranja seed with sugar in a dose of 1gm is recommanded in Pravahika.

Seed kernal of latakaranja with Kanjika is given to treat the Atisaar.

Youvanapidaka (Pimples)

Latakaranja (Caesalpinia crista)seed is grinded with Godugdha (Cow milk) and applied in case of Youvanapidaka (Pimples).

Seed and long pepper powders with honey has good expectorant effect and given in cold, cough and respiratory illness.

oil prepared from Latakaranj seeds and castor oil is applied externally on hydrocele.


Latakaranja patra juice with Amihaldi and PAlash beej churna helps in erradication o worms from body.

Beejmajja of Latakaranja seed is used as Garbhanirodhak.It is also used in Makkalshula.

Churna of Latakaranjawith Ajawain in a dose of 2gm is recommanded in shwetapradar.

Latakaranja with Haritaki,Lavana and Hingu is used to treat the shula.

To treat the Agnimandya-tender leaves of Latakarnaja should be taken with bidlavana and hingu at empty stomach.


Formulation (Kalp) :


Kuberaksha tail

Dosage :

Seed Pulp- 1 to 3 gm.

Chemical Composition :

The seed contain 20 p.c. fixed oil, carbohydrate, caesalpine, diturpine, bondusin and bonducillin.



Lajjalu herb

Diffuse undershrub, 45 to 90 cm high. Stem & Branches – Sparingly prickly and clothes with long weak bristles from bulbous bases. Leaves – Compound, Sensitive, Petioles 2.5 to 5 cm long, leaf is 5 to 7.5 cm long, leaf lets are 12 to 20 pairs, 6 to 8 mm long and 4 mm wide, sessile, linear-oblong. Flowers- pink in colour, seen in globose heads, 8 mm in diameter. Fruits – Pods, 1 to 2 cm long, 3 to 4 mm wide, flat, slightly recurved, consisting 3 to 5 one seeded joints.

Types Of Plant’s :

  1. Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica)
  2. ViparitaLajjalu (Biophytumsensitivum)

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa-Tikta, Kasaya

Vipak- Katu

Virya- Shita

Guna-Laghu, Ruksha


Specific Parts :

Pancanga, Mula


Doshaghnata :


Benefits :

External Application-

Paste of lajjalu plant is applied over the fresh wound.This will helps in stopping of bleeding.

It is also advise in skin diseases.

Polutice prepared with lajjalu plant is applied over the affected part to get relief from vaginal prolapse and anal prolapse.

Local application of leaves paste of lajjau helps in fracture treatment.

External application lajjalu root paste is advisible in piles.

Paste of whole plant is used for external application in edema,rheumatism and myalgia.


In atisara, pravahika and raktarsha being stambhana. In urahkshata, raktapitta, pradara, kushtha and shotha being raktastambhana, raktashodhana and shothaghna.

The seed should be  given in shukradaurabalya being vrishya.

The seed powder of lajjalu is given in low sperm count.


It should be used as ropana in torn muscles ,

It is  asthisandhanakara hence used inasthibhagna being sandhaneeya; also in sarpavishabadha and in sikatameha.

It arrests bleeding.
Fastens the wound healing process.
Very useful in diarrhea (athisaara) Amoebic dysentery (raktaatisaara) and bleeding piles.
It is mainly used in herbal preparations for gynecological disorders.
It has been said to have medicinal properties to cure skin diseases.

Root decoction of lajjalu given in the treatment of renal calculi and urinary infections.Dose-45-50ml

Juice of fresh lajjalu leaves with mundi swarasa is given to treat viral hepatitis and cervical adenitis.

Fresh leaves juice of lajjalu in a dose of 6tsf thrice a day with honey is recommonded in menorrhagia.


Urustambha :

Combination of samanga (Mimosa pudica), salmali(Salmaliamalabrica) and Bilva (Aegle marmelos) if taken with honey is beneficial in Urastambha.

Antravruddhi (Scrotal enlargement)

Lajjaluroot paste (Mimosa pudica) and excreta of eagle is applied externally in case of Antravruddhi (Scrotal enlargement)

  • Root decoction is taken to get relief from renal stones, urinary complaints and asthma.Dose-30-40ml
  • {ajjalu plant decoction is consumed in a dose a divided dosage of 10-15 ml thrice a day get relief from diarrhea, bleeding piles, diabetes.
  • The paste of the plant is applied over fresh wounds to stop bleeding, to treat skin diseases.


The dry leaves powder of lajjalu with milk is given in a dose of 2gm to treat the bleeding piles.

Juice of lajjalu with rice kanji in a dose of 30ml thrice a day is recommonded in Piles.

Bronchial asthma-

Fresh juice of lajjalu leaves with coconut water in a dose of 120gm is recommanded in bronchial athma and productive cough.

Lajjalu root(60gm) boiled in 600ml of water and reduced it till 100ml.Take this decoction in two divided dose for 10 days to trat the chronic bronchitis.


30-60gm of dried plant boiled in 600ml of water and reduced it to 100ml. This decoction is used in two equal divived dose to trat the insomnia.

Herpes Zoster or Shingles-

Poultice of lajjalu leaves is used to treat the herpes.

Uterine Prolapse-

Lajjalu kashayam is used in a dose of 20ml,thrice a day for 10 daysto treat the uterine prolapse along with external application of paste


Formulation (Kalp) :

Name                                      indication

Samangadikasaya                   Atisara

Kutajavaleha                           Grahani, Raktatisara

SamangadirbilvadiKwatha      Pravahika, Atisara

PusyanugaChoorna                 Yonidosa, Raktapradara

Kutaj avaleha                               Ulcerative colitis,Diarrhoea,piles

Samangadi churna                    Bleeding piles

Palsineuron                                   Cervical spondolysis,brachial neuralgia



Dosage :

Swarasa – (Juice) 10 to 20 ml

Kasaya (Decoction) – 50 to 100 ml

Chemical Composition :

The plant contains mimosine and turgorin. The periodic leaf movements exhibited by the plant are due to presence of derivatives of 4-O- gallic acid. The aerial part of the plant Mimosa pudica contains C- glycosylflavones, 2-Orhamnosylorientin. The root of the plant contains 10% tannin and 55% ash. The seed contains mucilage.

Kokilaksha Herb


Stout herb with numerous fasciculate usually unbranched subquadrangularcrect stems grows upto 4 ft. Stems – thickened at the nodes, more or less hispid with long hairs. Leaves – Sessile, in verticels of 6 at a node, 2 outer leaves of the whorl are large upto 18 cm long and 3 cm wide, oblong – lanceolate, 4 in ner leaves reaching 4 cm in length, each of the 6 leaves with nearly straight sharp yellow spine, 2 to 4 cm long in its axil. Flowers – in whorls of 8 (4 pairs) at each node, bracts are about 2.5 cm long like the leaves, hairy and ciliate, purple coloured flowers which are 3.2 cm long, widely 2-lipped.

Properties (Gunadharma)


Vipak- Madhura

Virya- Sheeta

Guna-Guru, Snigdha, Picchila


Specific Parts :

Root, Seed, Panchanga, Kshara.


Doshaghnata :


Benefits :


Warmed paste of kokilaksha,dhupa and guggul is externally applied on swollen painful joints.


Kokilaksha root is helps in normalisation of bowel movement and gives relief from bloating of abdomen.

Kokilaksha root churna with milk provide sthrength to the nervous system.


Vajakara (Aphrodisiac)

Powder prepared from seeds of Swayamgupta (Mucunapruriens) and lksuraka (Asteracanthalongifolia) is taken with warm milk by adding sugar.

Seed of Kokilaksha and Lajjalu with Shatavari and Ashwagandha roots are taken with sugar and milk orally.It will prevent the nocturnal emissions.

Seeds of Kokilaksha is used to treat erectile dysfunction,premature ejaculation ,erectile failure and oligospermia.


Vatarakta (Gout)

In vatarakta (Gout ) the decoction of Kokilaksa(Asteracanthalongifolia) is beneficial. During this treatment he should take different preparations prepped from various parts of Kokilaksa.

  • The ash prepared by burning the dried plant (Kshara) is given with decoction of Tribulusterrestris to treat renal calculi.
  • The cold infusion of the seed of Asteracanthalongifolia is given in a dose of 25-30 ml to treat hepatomegaly and bloating of the abdomen.
  • The ash of the plant of Kokilaksha is mixed with cow urine and given to treat swelling of the body (Anasarca).
  • Root decoction of Kokilaksha in a dose of 30-50ml is given in generalised swelling.
  • Kokilaksha kshara is used to treat ascites and urinary stone
  • Kokilaksha leaves stimulates the liver and pramotes the bile secreation.Hence it is used to treat liver disoders and hepatitis.
  • The juice of whole plant is used to treat burning sensation.


Formulation (Kalp) :


Kokilaksha kashaya

Chopachinyadi choora

Kokilaksha Kshara


Dosage :

Quatha – 25 to 50 ml.

BeejaChoorna – 2 to 4 gm.

Svarasa – 10 to 20 ml.

Kshara – 0.5 to 1 gm.

Katphala Herb

katphala herb

Small evergreen tree, Bark – Rough, brownish grey in colour, Leaves – Crowded towards the ends of the branches, 7.5 to 12.5 cm and 2.5 to 5 cm, narrowly oblong or oblong-lan-ceolate, entire, glabrous when mature, dotted beneath with minute resinous dots. Petiole 1 to 1.5 cm long. Male spikes – 1 cm long arranged racemosely on a common axillary stalk of 2.5 to 7.5 cm long. Female spikes – Axillary, erect, 1 to 3 cm long. Fruit – Drupe, 1 cm long, ellipsoid, scaly fish red in colour.

Types Of Plant’s :





Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa-Kasaya,tikta, katu

Vipak- Katu

Virya- Ushna

Guna-Laghu, Tikshna


Specific Parts :



Doshaghnata :

Kapha – Vatashamak.

Benefits :


Dry powder of Katphal bark is used to sprinkle over fresh wound.It helps to control the bleeding and heals the wound quickly.

  • katphalabark powder is used as tooth powder to treat gingivitis.
  • Fruit wax of Katphal is applied externally to treat Ulcers.
  • To treat the hypothermia and cold sweating,massage of katphala powder with dry ginger powder is advisiable.
  • Katphal bark paste is applied locally to treat skin diseases.
  • Oil prepared with bark of katphal and til tail is applied externally to treat the joint pain.It also helpful in conditions like facial paralysis and paralysis.
  • External application of Katphal siddha oil is advisiable in bleeding piles
  • Katphal siddha oil is used for body massage which reduces the bodyache.
  • Nasya of Katphal churna is indicated in Kaphaj Shirorogas \(Ref-Su.Uttarsthana-26/22)


  • Katphala bark Decoction is used to treat intestinal worms and control diabetes.Dose-30-40ml
  • Katphala bark powder is mixed with a glass of buttermilk and consumed to treat diarrhea and indigestion.
  • Fresh juice of Katphal with Mishri is used to treat Trushna
  • Katphal bark powder with honey and mishri in a of 3-5gm is used to treat cough,rhinitis and asthma. or
  • Decoction of Katphal bark with ginger and cinnamon is given to treat cough,bronchitis and lung infections.
  • The fruit triod i.e Katphal,Mayaphal and fatiphala is used to treat various disoders of childrens.
  • Fruit decoction of Katphal is used to treat epilepsy and menstrual disoders.
  • Decoction prepared with Katphal bark and vasa leaves is used to treat bronchial asthma,cough and sinusitis.

SlaismikaSiroroga (Discorders of Head due to kapha)

Katphala (Myricanagi)powdernasya or gandusha  is used to treat Slaismikasiroroga..

Pittabhisyanda (Conjunctivitis due to Pittadosa)

Eye drops prepared from  Katphala (Myricanagi) is very useful in Pittabhisyanda (Conjunctivities due to Pittadosa).

Formulation (Kalp) :



Katphal Taila


Pushyanuga churna

Arimedadi Taila

Khadiradi vati

Devdarvyadi Kashayam

Dosage :

Choorna – 2 to 4 gm

Chemical Composition :

The stem bark gave myricanol, aproanthocyanidin. The root bark yielded beta-sitosterol, taraxerol and myricadiol.

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.



Large shrub with many branches grows upto 15 ft. in height. Branch & Branches – Have pairs of stipular spines on tubercles or swellings. These tubercles are more or less consfluent in 5 vertical or slightly spiral lines. The branch is more or less obtusely 5-gonous in section. Leaves – Very small and obovate shaped. Involucres are yellowish, 3 to 7 in a cyme, with very short peduncle about 4 mm long.  Fruits – Capsule, Sharply 2 – Lobed and compressed.

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa- Katu

Vipak- Katu

Virya- Ushna

Guna-Laghu ,Teekshna


Types of Plant :

Three edged

Euphorbia antiquorum.

Seven edged

Euphorbia Bahukantaka.



Specific Parts :

Root, Stem, Leaf, Ksheera.


Doshaghnata :


Internal application :

Being teekshna-virechana it is used as dosha-shodhana in udara, gulma and yakritpleehavriddhi. As shodhana in pandu, shotha, kushtha, meha and unmade.

Snuhi is raktashodhaka and shothaharahence  it is used in upadansha, amavata. Vatarakta and shotha.

It act asKaphanissaraka in kasa, shvasa and pratishyaya.

Snuhiswaras should be used with Tankana and madhu in kushtha and also in jangamavishabadha.

  • For Joint pain-oil prepared with snuhi leaves and sesame is applied externally over affected area.
  • Snuhi milk with haridra powder is applied over external pile mass to reduce it.
  • ‘Kshara sutra’, a medicated thread useful to treat piles and fistula is prepared with milk latex of snuhi.
  • Milk latex of snuhi is used for cleansing the abdomen in cases of poisoning and in severe constipation as it has purgative action
  • Skin diseases, eczema, itching-
  • Milk latex (only 4 drops) is added to 1-2 spoon mustard oil. This oil is applied topically on affected skin area in skin diseases.
  • The leaf of Snuhi is heated and tied over the area affected with the pain and inflammation.
  • Juice of Snuhi leaves poured in to the ear to treat earache.


  • The latex is applied directly on warts.
  • Psoriasis, eczema, skin diseases-
  • For psoriasis, extract latex of plant. Take a thick bottom vessel and cook latex in one-fourth mustard oil (e.g. cook one litre latex in 250 ml oil) till all water is evaporated and only oil is left. This medicated oil is filtered and is applied externally on affected skin areas.
  • Stem juice of Snuhi with honey and borax is used to treat cough and sore throat.
  • Latex is boiled in castor oil with salt .This prepared mixcture is externally applied on craacked heels.
  • Local application of Latex gives results in burns and wounds.



Formulation (Kalp):

Vajrakshar, Snuhyaditaila, Snuhyadivarti, etc.


Dosage :

            MoolaChoorna – 0.25 to 0.5 gm.

Kanda-svarasa – 5 to 10 ml.

Tavaksheera Herb

Tavaksheera Herb

A small plant with obolong pendulous tubers. Leaves – Large, 30 to 45 cm, lanceolate, with acute tip. Inflorescence – Spike, Flowers- Yellow in colour, Fruits- Capsule, ovoid shaped, ultimately opening by 3 valves. Seeds are small and many.

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa- Madhura

Vipak- Madhura

Virya- Sheeta

Guna-Laghu, Snigdha


Specific Parts :


Doshaghnata :

Vata-Pitta shamak.

Benefits :

Being snehana and laghu it is used as pathyakaraahara in koshthagatavata, atisara, pravahika and grahani. Being hridya and raktapittashamaka  inhridroga and raktapitta; also in kshaya and samanyadaurbalya.

Daily intake of Tavaksheeri powder (10gm)with glass of milk and sugar is advisiable to improve the physical strength and potency .

Tavaksheeri powder (2-3gm) with honey is used to treat cough and dyspnea.

Tavaksheeri root powder (-10gm) with milk is used in Hyperacidity and gastric reflux disoders.

To treat burning micturation,difficulty in micturation  and fever,tvakaksheeri powder (10gm)with milk is advisisable.

Aids Digestive System

Arrowroot powder has been used as an aid for digestion for over a century, documented as early as 1900. In recent years, research has shown arrowroot to be an effective natural cure for diarrhea. Research determined the effectiveness of the powder to decrease diarrhea as well as constipation in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and discovered it to be exceptionally successful. Not only does it greatly reduce occurrences of diarrhea, but it also reduces abdominal pain.

Metabolic Processes

High concentration of vitamin B within arrowroot makes it an important enzymatic and metabolic substance. The B-vitamin is very important in regulating processes throughout your body, from hormonal release to circadian rhythms, which means that you never want a deficiency in that department!11. Fights Foodborne Pathogens

One interesting feature of arrowroot is its capability to fight foodborne pathogens that cause illness. Research has demonstrated a reduction in pathogens in various foods, particularly liquid foods such as soup. Here, arrowroot tea hugely reduced the amount of salmonella virus in the soups that were tested.

Heart Health

Arrowroot consists of significant levels of potassium which mean it can be a definite line of defense against heart-related problems. Potassium is a vasodilator, meaning that it relaxes the tension in the blood vessels and arteries, thus lowering blood pressure and decreasing your risks of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. Potassium is also known as a cognitive enhancer, encouraging the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain.

Safe for Infants

Due to its starchy content as well as mild flavor, arrowroot is a safe ingredient to use in food for infants. You can use this starch in many several recipes for your infant or older children, without worrying about it causing tummy aches or other digestion issues.

Dosage :

10 to 20 gm.

For preparing a gruel which is used in atisaraetc; with milk in raktapitta and as balya.

Jayapal Herb


medium sized tree grows upto 20 ft. in height. Leaves- Alternate, toothed, glabrous, pinkish- violet when young. Inflorescence – Treminal raceme. Flowers- Unisexual, Monoecious, female flowers are without petals. Fruit – Capsule, ovoid obtusely 3 – lobed and yellow. Seeds- small with hard brownish yellow shell.

Properties (Gunadharma) Of jayapal :

Rasa-  katu

Vipak- Katu

Virya- ushna

Guna-Guru, Ruksha, Tikshna

Specific Parts  Of jayapal :

Seed, Seed oil

Doshaghnata  Of jayapal :


Benefits Of jayapal :


External application of jayapal root powder with buttermilk is advisiable in external hemorrhoids.This will causes the shrinkage  pile mass.

The paste of Jayapal roots with warm water is applied externally on the skin tags for several days.This will causes the fall off skin tag.

Paste prepared with Bark churna of Jayapal and water is applied on abscess.This will helps in bursting of abscess.

Polutice of Jaypal leaves is applied on the area of snake and insects bites.

Seeds of Jaypal,while half roasting over a lamp,is inhaled through the nostril to relieve the asthma.

Liniment prepared from Jaypal seeds is used in rheumatism,neuralgia,glandular and other indolent swelling.

Seed paste of Jayapal is applied externally over scalp region in case of Alopesia.

Internal  : being teevra virechana and krimighna it is useful in jeerna vibandha, krimi, jalodara and sarvangashotha. Being vishaghna an anjana be made of the paste made with lemon juice in jangamavisha badha [ Sarpavishabadha ] .

            Udara (Ascites)

In Udararoga (Ascites) oil prepared from Danti ( Baliospermum  montanum ) and Dravanti ( Croton Tiglium ) Seeds to be given internally.

Sarpa Visa (Snake poison )

Anjana ( Collyrium ) prepared from jayapala (Croton tiglium ) is beneficial in Sarpa Visa (Snake poision).

To treat Jaundice,bark powder of Jayapal with Jaggery is recommanded.

The seed oil of Jaypal is used to trat chronic bronchitis,arthritis,laryngeal infections an lock jaw.

The jayapal root is used in the treatment of dropsy,lead poisoning,cerebral haemorrhage or convulsions.

The expressed seed oil of Jayapal is used in Paralysis.


Formulation (Kalp) Of jayapal :

Ashvakanchuki, Ichchhabhedi, Naracharasa, jalodarari, jvaramurari. etc

Dosage  Of jayapal:

Beejakalka 25 to 50 mg.

Taila – 0.5 to 1 Drops

Chemical Composition :

The seed contains Fatty fixed oil Tiglinic acid, Crotonic acid and Crotonol.

Research Corner Of jayapal :

Five new phorbol esters as well as four known phorbol esters analogues were isolated from the branches and leaves of Croton tiglium. Their structures were elucidated mainly by extensive  NMR spectroscopic and mass spectroscopic analysis. All compounds have shown potent cytotoxic activity.



Side Effects-

If unprocessed Jayapal is used then it will causes the side effects like-


Severe abdominal cramps

Ulceration in mouth

Acid dyspepsia



Burning sensation in abdomen

External application of Unpurified Jayapal causes-



Burning sensation

It should not be used in Pregnancy and Lactating mothers.

Kamala Herb


A large aquatic herb.  Stem-slender, elongate, branched, sending out roots at the nodes .leaves- membranous, 30 to 60 cm or more in diameter, orbicular, concave or cupped, erect, peltate, entire, radially nerved and glaucous petioles are long. Rough with small distant prickles.Flowers-solitary, 10 to 25 cm in diameter , white or rosy in colour, petals are 5 to 12 cm long, elliptic, obtuse, finely veined, concave. Fruit – ovoid and glabrous .


Types Of Plant’s Of Kamala  :

White  ( Padma )

Red ( Kokanada )

Blue ( Indeevara )



Properties (Gunadharma) Of Kamala  :

Rasa-kasaya, Madhura,tikta

Vipak- Madhura

Virya- Sheet

Guna-Laghu, Snigdha, Picchila


Specific PartsOf Kamala  :

Flower, seed , root, Panchanga.


DoshaghnataOf Kamala  :

Kapha – Pittaghna.

BenefitsOf Kamala  :

Being chhardinigrahana, trishnanigrahana and stambhana, it should be used in chhardi, trishna, atisara and pravahika. Being hridya  andshonitasthapana it is useful in hridroga and other diseases to protect the heart. Being medhya it is used in various CNS disorders like moorchchha and in manodvega and anidra. Being prajasthapana it is used for nutrition of foetus and in pregnancy for stopping dichanges; for the same purpose kamalakeshra should be given with butter or kamalakanda in the from of a gruel made with milk. Being mootravirajaneeya and mootravirechaneeya should be used in mootrakrichchhra and in Pittajaprameh. Siddhajala prepared from the seeds should be given in jvara to pacify daha and trishna. Being balya and vishaghna it is useful in kshaya to increase strength and to stop diarrhea and also in vishavikara.

Phanta prepared from lotus flower,stem or stalk is given with the jaggery in a dose of 25ml,twice in a day in case of hyperacidity.

Phanta prepared from lotus seed is used in vomiting,menorrhagia and hiccups.

Lotus stamens (1/2 gram per day)is taken with butter to prevent the threatened abortion.

Paste of lotus petals is applied externally over the forehead it gives relief from headache.lotus along with water lily,cardamom  etc is explained by Charaka as group of herbs,the paste of which is useful to relieve headache.(ref-sutrasthana 3/24)

In the same chapter ,Charaka includes Sacred lotus in group of herbs-cream,useful in relieving burning sensation(diabetic neuropathy)

Tea prepared with Seeds of Lotus is used to treat hypertension and diarrhea.

The stamen of lotus is used in the treatment of frequent urination,premature ejaculation and uterus bleeding.


Formulation (Kalp)Of Kamala  :


Chandanadi Tailam

Satavaryadi ghrita



Dosage Of Kamala  :

Beejachoorna – 1 to 3 gm.

Moolasvarasa – 10 to 20 ml.




Research CornerOf Kamala  :

Phenolic rich ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) from lotus leaves was prepared and its bioactive components, antioxidant and cytoprotective  effects were investigated . EAF showed high to tal phenolic content and flavonoid content. It contains Rutin, Catechin, Snapic acid, Chlorogenic acid, syringic acid and Quercitin, EAF exerted the IC 50 of 4.46mg/ml and 5.35 mg/mL toward DPPH and ABTS cation  radicals, respectively and showed strong reducing power, which was better than that of ascorbic acid, a positive control. The results suggest that EAF have great potential to be used against oxidative stress-induced health conditions.

Home remedies Of Kamala  :

Raktarsas (Bleeding piles)

Regular intake of butter mixed with sugar and stames of kamala (Nelumbonucifera ) is much beneficial in Raktarsas (Bleeding Piles).

Madatyaya (Alcoholism)

In madatyaya (Alcoholism) one has to take stalk  and stem of Kamala (Nelumbonucifera). Pippali (Piper longum) mixed with honey & cold water.