Latin Name

Bauhinia variegata

English Name

Orchid tree

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark and Flowers
(त्वक्, पुष्प)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Due to astringent nature it has styptic action on intestine and has blood clotting properties hence used in diarrhoea, dysentery, piles. It has anti-inflammatory action on lymph glands. It has emetic properties when given in large dosage hence used along with other emetic herbs to induce vomiting. Its decoction is used for cleaning wounds and ulcers. Decoction is used for gargling in mouth ulcers. It has styptic action on urinary tract. It is used in the treatment of obesity, diabetes. It is effective in the treatment of vaginal discharge. Popularly used herb in the treatment of Hypothyroidism and related disorders.

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