Latin Name

Randia dumetorum

English Name

Emetic nut

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

eliminates vitiated Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Fruit has strong emetic action hence commonly used in diseases where emesis is used as treatment modality. It induces vomiting hence commonly used in the treatment of poisoning. When given in small doses it acts as cough expectorant hence used in chronic sinusitis, asthma. It relieves flatulence and reduces ache due to it. Bark has astringent nature hence used in dysentery. Also used in oedematous conditions and obesity. External application is done in arthritis, other painful and inflammatory conditions, for ripening of abscesses.

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