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Herb Description

Hindi Name:Ratti
Sanskrit Name:Gunja, Raktika
Common Name:Indian Liquorice Root
Latin Name:Abrus Precatorius Linn

Medicinal Properties:Gunja seeds are considered as poisonous in Ayurveda, thus special method to purify them before use as a medicine is prescribed. Purified Gunja seeds are a potent nervous system stimulant and are widely used in Vata disorders like joint pains and paralysis. The paste of seeds is applied locally to help in alopecia and skin ailments. It has also been mentioned as a contraceptive in Ayurvedic literatures

Effect on Dosha:Seed pacify both Kapha and Vata, Leaves pacify Tridosha.
Main Classical Uses:Gunjabhadra rasa, Gunja tail.
Reference:Dravyaguna Vigyan, Prof. Priyavrat Sharma, Chaukhambha Bharti Academy, Varanasi. INDIA.

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