Latin Name

Pandanus tectorius

English Name

Screw Pine

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Flowers and Root
(पुष्प, मूल)

Effect on Dosha

Balances all three doshas; especially Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

External application with medicated oil is used in joint pain, migraine due to its analgesic actions. Its nasal inhalation is given to relieve hysterical and epileptic attacks. Application on chronic ulcers promotes healing and relieves foul smell. It is a good hair tonic. It improves the skin complexion hence used in skin diseases with discoloration. It acts as an aphrodisiac and has nourishing effect on uterus. It is found to be useful in the treatment of fevers with eruptions like measles.

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