Jeeraka (Krishna)

Latin Name

Carum carvi

English Name

Black Caraway

Sanskrit Name

(जीरक (कृष्ण))

Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It boosts appetite, has digestive action and restores taste in mouth. It is effective in relieving flatulence hence used in digestive disorders, chronic mal-absorption syndrome. It is commonly given in post-partum phase for uterine cleansing, promoting breast-milk secretion and as an appetizer and digestive.

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