Latin Name

Paederia foetida

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root and Leaves
(मूल, पत्र)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and vata

Properties and Uses

It has analgesic and nourishing action on nervous system hence used in arthritic conditions especially those with joint stiffness. Its leaves are found to be effective in relieving ache due to flatulence. Decoction with leaves is used in the treatment of urinary calculus due to its diuretic effects. It has overall nourishing effect hence used in after fever weakness. It is sometimes used as an aphrodisiac.

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