Latin Name

Tephrosia purpurea

English Name

Wild indigo

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root, Seeds and Leaves
(मूल, बीज, पत्र)

Effect on Dosha

Balances Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It is commonly used in diseases affecting spleen. It has digestive properties, relieves ache due to flatulence and has cathartic effect on bile. It is also used in liver ailments and piles. It acts as cough expectorant. It is found to be effective in treatment of chronic fevers with liver and spleen involvement. Root is used for external application in skin diseases, inflammation and dental problems.

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