Latin Name

Semecarpus anacardium

English Name

Marking nut

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has digestive properties, relieves flatulence and has stimulating effect on liver. It is popularly used medicine for piles. It is found to be effective in the treatment of Hook worm infestation. It induces sweating and used in treatment of fevers; especially in chronic fevers associated with liver abnormalities. It is effective in skin diseases like vitiligo. It has nourishing effect on nervous system and used in neuromuscular disorders like palsies. It is commonly used in sciatica. It acts as an aphrodisiac and also as rejuvenating agent.

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