Latin Name

Cissampelos pareira

English Name

Velvet Leaf

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root, Underground stem
(मूल, भौमिक काण्ड)

Effect on Dosha

Balances all three Doshas especially Vata and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It has digestive and styptic properties hence used in digestive disorders, diarrhoea, dysentery etc. It is effective in treatment of fevers. It is popularly used as ‘Sthanyashodhan that is one which cleanses the breast milk and restores its normal secretion hence given to lactacting mothers. External application with leaves and roots is used in chronic, oozing, itchy wounds and ulcers.

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