- 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.
It contains mesurol and mesaone as chemical constituents.
Western ghats of Konkan and Malabar area.
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]
- Black grams
- Sea food
- Dried fruits
Food to Avoid:
- Red and black pepper
- Chili powder
- Tea and coffee
- 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.
- Nutritional diet
- Peaceful mind
- Morning walk
- 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:
- 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.