Kutaja (200 gm)

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The astringent properties of this herb helps to remove excess heat from the gastro-intestinal tract, soothing inflamed mucous membranes. It also helps in stool formation.

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The astringent properties of this herb helps to remove excess heat from the gastro-intestinal tract, soothing inflamed mucous membranes. It also helps in stool formation.

Weight 0.21 kg
Dimensions 23 × 13 × 8 cm

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Kutaja (Wrightia antidysenterica)

Kutaja is one among the biopurificatory drugs explained in Ayurveda literature. However, female variety is used in various preparation having actions such as Kutaja Arista is beneficial in rakta pravahika, Grahani, Atisara, and Agnimandya, Kutajagana Vati in acute diarrhea, Kutaja Parpati good on Grahani whereas Kutaja Churna and Kutaja Avaleha have actions such as Arshoghna-relieves piles, Atisarahara-relieves diarrhea, Deepana – appetizer, Grahi – holding, Jwarghna-anti-pyretic, Lekhana-removes unwanted waste, Krumighna-destroys parasites, Kustaghna-skin  in small doses, Pachana-digests ama, Raktarshas hara-bleeding piles, Rakta-shodhaka-purifies blood, Rakta-stambhaka-stops bleeding, Shula-prashamana-pacifies abdominal pain, Stambhana-prevents expulsion of malas, and Vranaropana-wound healing. In the Susruta Samhita the plant is described as antiseptic, vermifuge, febrifuge, detoxicant and is believed to cure malignant ulcers, leprosy, diarrhoea and other virulent skin diseases. In modern Ayurveda, the plant is suggested for treating obesity, asthma, bronchopneumonia, hepatosplenomegaly and rheumatism (1, 2).

 

  1. Sinha S, Sharma A, Reddy PH, Rathi B, Prasad NVSRK, Vashishtha A. Evaluation of phytochemical and pharmacological aspects of Holarrhena antidysenterica (Wall.): A comprehensive review. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 2013;6(4):488-92.
  2. Bhattacharyya N, Pujar MP, Chaturvedi A, Kumar MA, Lohith BA, Kumar KNS. A Clinico-analytical Study on Seed of Wrightia antidysenterica Linn. as a Therapeutic Emetic Agent (Vamaka Yoga) in the Management of Psoriasis. Pharmacognosy Res. 2016;8(Suppl 1):S19-S25.

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