As per Ayurveda:
Family Name: Capparidaceae
- Rasa (Taste): Tikta [bitter], Madhura [sweet], Kshaya [astringent].
- Veerya (Potency): Ushna [hot]
- Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Katu [pungent]
- Guna (Quality): Laghu [light], Ruksha [dry].
- Effect on Tridoshas: It suppresses kapha (water) and vata (air) and aggravates pitta (fire).
Alkaloids; triterpenes; tannins; saponins; flavonoids; plant sterols; and Glucosinolates.
Varuna is found throughout India, especially in sub-Alpine zones along streams and rivers.
Take 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day with water after half an hour of meals or as guided by your practitioner.
Food to Favour:
- Low salt diet
- Plenty of water
- Coconut water
- Egg yolk
- Citrus fruits [orange, amla, grapes, kiwi]
- Vegetables [cabbage, cauliflower, parmal, tofu]
Food to Avoid:
- Drinks rich in sugar.
- Soft drinks
- Tea and coffee.
- Red meat
- Spicy food
- Dairy products
- Acidic food or canned/ junk food.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Live a life with positive thinking.
- Follow proper hygienic conditions.
- Avoid suppression of natural urges.
- Avoid alcohol and smoking.
- Avoid excessive coitus.
- Avoid excessive stress, anger and grief.
- Natural nutritional diet
- Morning walk
- Peaceful mind
- Proper rest
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:
- Bhavaprakash Nighantu
- Dravya Guna Vigana
- Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India
- Ghani, A. 2003. Medicinal plants of Bangladesh. 2nd edition. p. 184.
- Lakshmi, V. and Chauhan, J.S. 1975. Triterpenoids and related compounds from Crataeva nurvala. Planta Med. 27, 254-256.
- Gagandeep, M. and Kalidhar, S.B. 2006. Chemical constituents of Crataeva nurvala (Buch-ham) leaves. In. J. Ph. Sc. 68, 804-806.