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Nagkesar Powder

Nagkesar Powder

As per Ayurveda

Nagkesar Powder supports healthy excretory and reproductive system. It helps to control the bad odor of sweat & acts as tonic for healthy heart functions.

Primary Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Supports digestion.
  • It is a tonic to the heart.
  • Useful in the urinary system.
  • Supports respiratory, digestive and excretory system.
  • It helps to expel vatta (air) from the body.

Other Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Helps to provide nourishment to heart.
  • Support healthy nervous system.
  • Support healthy muscle movements.
  • Support healthy functioning of body.



  • Rasa (Taste): Astringent and Bitter
  • Guna (Properties): Light and dry
  • Veerya (Potency): Warm
  • Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent
  • Effect on Doshas (Humor): Kapha (water) and Pita (fire) suppressant.
  • This powder is potentiated while mixing with the decoction (Bhavna process)/juice of the same herb.

Chemical Composition:

It contains mesurol and mesaone as chemical constituents.

Best Source:

Western ghats of Konkan and Malabar area.

Serving Size:

Take 5 Gms 2 times a day Nagkesar Powder with water 1-2 hrs after meals. Take first dose after breakfast. If you are mixing with other herbs, use Nagkesar proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.

Food to Favour:

  • Citrus fruits [Mango, orange, lemon, kiwi, grapes, Amla, apricot]
  • Green leafy vegetables [spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli]
  • Peas
  • Black grams
  • Melon
  • Beans
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Peanuts
  • Sea food
  • Dried fruits

Food to Avoid:

  • Red and black pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Tea and coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Fried food
  • Hot food [food that is hot in potency]
  • Junk food
  • Cold drinks


  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat food rich in iron content.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Maintain proper hygienic conditions.


  • Void unnecessary stress, anger or fear.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption or smoking.
  • Avoid suppression of natural urges.

Healthy Tips:

  • Nutritional diet
  • Peaceful mind
  • Morning walk
  • Yoga
  • Restful sleep
  • Amla powder or capsules.


Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of health care provider. Keep away from the reach of children.

Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:


  • Shivdatnighantu
  • Bhavprakesh
  • Rajnighantu
  • Dhanvantari Nighantu
  • Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India


  • Banerjee & Chowdhury, J Chem Soc Pakist, 1993, 15, 207; Handa et. al., Fitoterapia, 1992, 63, 3; Chem Abstr, 1989, 110, 170185; Bhattathiri et. al., J Res Ayur Siddha, 1989, 10, 153
  • Kakrani, H.K.: Antimicrobial and anthelmintic activity of essential oil of Mesua ferrea Linn. Ind. Drugs 21(6): 621-262, 1984.
  • Jain, S.R. and Jain, H.R. Effect of some common essential oils on pathogenic fungi. Planta Med. 24: 127, 1973.
  • Bhide, M.B. et. al., Studies on the antiasthmatic activity of Mesua ferrea. Bull. Haff. Inst. 5: 27, 1977.

Other Uncommon Names of This Herb: Narekaisar, Nageshwar, Nagesar, Thiet Lucmoc, Cobra’s Saffron, Ironwood Tree, Indian Rose Chestnut, Mesua Naghas, Eisenholz, Nagkesar, Sachu Nagkeshar, Nagchampa, Pilu Nagkesar, Tamra Nagkesar , Nagkesar, Nagasampige, Near Mushk, Nageswar , Nagakesara, Nagkeshar, Nag Pushpa, Hema, Gajakesara and Naremushk.

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