Latin Name

Scindapsus officinalis

English Name

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It relieves intestinal gas, boosts appetite hence used in loss of appetite, indigestion, pain due to flatulence. It has strong mucolytic and expectorant action therefore used in asthma where it helps in breaking down and expectoration of mucus. It has mild laxative and diuretic properties. It is a potent blood cleanser and used in various skin disorders. It is effective in intermittent and remittent fever. It is a potent nourishing and rejuvenating agent when used in proper dose and formulations.

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