Latin Name

Saussuria lappa

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Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata Dosha

Properties and Uses

It is an effective cough expectorant and bronchodilator therefore used in asthma and other respiratory disorders. It has anthelmintic and blood cleansing properties therefore used for external application in chronic ulcers, discoloration of skin. It has calming effect on brain and hence used in anxiety, epilepsy. It has stimulating effect on uterus and used in treatment of dysmenorrhea, scanty menses. It induces sweating and has anti-pyretic action.

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