Latin Name

Curcuma amada

English Name

Mango Ginger

Sanskrit Name

(आम्र हरिद्रा)

Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Balances all three doshas; especially Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It is found to be effective in various Liver ailments and promotes secretion of digestive enzymes. It has blood cleansing properties and used in skin diseases like urticaria. Its external application is used in localized swellings and piles. It is given in post-partum phase due to its cleansing action on uterus (Garbhashay shodhan). It is found to be effective in treatment of diabetes. It is mainly used as dietary supplement.

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