Sariva (Shveta)

Latin Name

Hemidesmus indicus

English Name

Indian sarsaparilla

Sanskrit Name

(सारिवा (श्वेत))

Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Balances all three Doshas

Properties and Uses

It is an effective blood cleanser hence used in eczematous and other skin disorders. It acts as digestive, relieves flatulence therefore used in treatment of dysentery and other digestive disorders. It is effective in treatment of fevers. It acts as an aphrodisiac and also found to be effective in gynecological disorders like white discharge. It is known as ‘Sthanyashodhan and effective in treating abnormalities of lactation. It has nourishing properties hence used in general debility and anaemic conditions.

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