Latin Name

Croton tiglium

English Name

Purging croton

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Seed, Seed oil.
(बीज, बीज तैल)

Effect on Dosha

eliminates vitiated Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has strong purgative action which increases peristalsis, spasms and brings watery stools. Due to this action it is used in chronic constipation and in purgation therapy for ascitis, oedematous conditions. It is also used in the treatment of worm infestations along with anthelmintic drugs. Its external application is used in treatment of alopecia.

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