BENEFITS AND PROPERTY OF KUTAJ (HOLARRHENA ANTIDYSENTERICA )

Dr. Omprakash Yadav

By Dr.Omprakash Yadav Contact:-shivshivaayurveda@gmail.com Ph no:-+918080747455 /+9196996666426

Introduction OF KUTAJ (HOLARRHENA ANTIDYSENTERICA )

Kutaja is one of the significant medicinal herb used to treat amoebic dysentery and other gastric disorders. The bark, seeds, flowers and fruits of kutaja has many medicinal property.Kutaja is one of prominent herb that manages the elevation of Kapha and pitta doshas.

AYURVEDA DETAILS OF KUTAJ (HOLARRHENA ANTIDYSENTERICA )

GANA

Arshoghna- Group of herbs used in the treatment of Arsha (piles).
Kandughna- Group of herbs used in relieving itching.
Stanyasodhana- Group of herbs used in cleansing and detoxifying breast milk.
Asthapanopaga- Group of herbs used in Asthapana type of Basti treatment(enema)

BOTANICAL NAME:- HOLARRHENA ANTIDYSENTERICA

FAMILY:- apocynaceae

SANSKRIT NAMES

Kutaj, Girimallika, Vatsak,Kutaja, Kaalinga, Kalingaka, Indravriksha, Shakra, Vatsa

DESCRIPTION

A glabrous or pubescent tree or large shrub. 
The leaves of this plant are 10-cm long and 4 to 10 cm broad opposite, oval and which are arranged in reverse directions and feel membranous.
Flowers grows up to 2-3cm high and have five white petals. It has mild fragrance.
The fruits of this herb are paired and cylindrical in shape, dehiscing follicles hang out from the stalk.
Bark of the tree is rough, pale brownish or grayish in color.
Seeds are light brown having tufts of silky hair and are numerous in quantity.

PART USED:- LEAF, SEED, BARK

DOSE:- Churna 3 - 6 gm

CHEMICALCONSTITUENTS

Concessine, Holarhenine, Kurchine, Kurchicine, Hollarhine, Conamine, Conimine, Conessidine, Holarrhesmine, Holarrhidine

AYURVEDA PROPERTIES

GUNA (Quality):- Laghu, Ruksha
RASA (Taste):- Tikt, Kashay
VIPAK (Metabolism):- Katu
VIRYA (Potency):- Sheet

Ayurveda Parmacological Action

Deepana, Pachana – improves digestions strength, relieves Ama
Arshahara – piles
Atisara – useful in diarrhoea
Trut hara – quenches thirst
Kushtanut – relieves skin diseases
Raktapittahara – useful in bleeding disorders like bleeding hemorrhoids,
Hrudrogahara – useful in heart diseases
Jvara – effective in fever
Vatasruk – useful in gout,
Visarpa – useful in treating herpes
Shleshapittahara – balances Kapha and Pitta
Raktahara – helps to detoxify blood
Samgraahika – absorbs moisture, useful in diarrhoea
Upashoshana – dries up, solidifies faeces


Indrayava – Kutaja seeds uses
Tridoshaghna – balances all the three Doshas
Samgrahi – absorbs moisture
Jvara – useful in fever
Atisara – useful in diarrhoea
Raktarsha- bleeding hemorrhoids
Krumi- worm infestation
Visarpakushtanut – useful in skin diseases including herpes
Deepana, Pachana – improves digestions strength, relieves Ama
Gudakeelaka – cures piles
Vatashleshajita- vata and kapha disorders
Shulajitam – useful in abdominal colic pain
Abdominal disorders, Blood purifier, Anti-pyretic, Skin diseases

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION

Hypotensive, Antiprotozoal, Hypoglycaemic, Antispasmodic, Antigiardiastic, Antifungal, Antiamoeebiciadal, Antidiarrhoeal, Anticancer

FORMULATIONS (Yog)

TAILA

Brihanmarichadya taila

GHRITA

Maha panchgavya ghrita, Patoladi ghrita

VATI / RASA

Kutajghan vati, Piyushvalli rasa

CHURNA

Abhaya lavan, Brhanmanjisthadi kvath churna, Kutajastak kvath churna, Sudarshan churna

ARISHTA / asava

Kutajarishta

LEHYA / RASAYANA

GUGGULU

lauha

side effects

Warning:The information here is only for the purpose of knowledge.

consult your Ayurveda Physician or consult at Shiv Shiva Ayurved.

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