Latin Name

Saccharum officinarum

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root, Juice and sugar
(मूल, -रस, शर्करा)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta; aggravates Vata

Properties and Uses

It acts as an effective diuretic agent hence used in urinary system disorders. It has mild laxative action. It acts as cough expectorant. It gives relief in conditions like haematemesis, haemoptysis and epistaxis due to its cooling nature. It acts as nourishing agent hence used in general debility and fatigue. It acts as an aphrodisiac. It promotes lactation as well.

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