Latin Name

Gentiana kurroo

English Name

Indian gentian

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata and eliminates vitiated Pitta

Properties and Uses

It is commonly used in treatment of fevers and after fever weakness. It is also effective in indigestion and related disorders due to its digestive properties. It acts as an appetizer and relieves flatulence. It has mild laxative properties as well. It has diuretic properties and is found to be beneficial in treatment of oedema. External application is used in ulcers, skin diseases and alopecia.

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