Latin Name

Ipomoea turpethum

English Name

Indian Jalap

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root skin

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It is an effective Purgative agent hence used in chronic constipation, in disorders such as ascitis, oedematous conditions, rheumatism where purgation is used as treatment modality . It is especially effective in oedematous conditions by throwing out fluid from the body. Due to mild purgative properties it is commonly used in piles. It is used for treating obesity.

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