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Caesalpinia crista - Kuberaksha

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Caesalpinia crista, kantakareja, Gajjuga Kayi, Gajjuga mara

Caesalpinia crista grows throughout India up to 800 meters elevation. It is a large straggling, very thorny shrub. The branches are armed with hooks and straight, hard, yellow prickles.

Uses

Wounds, Bladder stones, Kidney stones, Malaria, Colic, Skin rashs, Ulcers, Diarrhea, Hydrocele

Parts Used

Leaves, Fruits, Roots.

Chemical Composition

Bonbucin, Sitosterol, Phytosterol, Heptocosanc[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kiri-gejjuga
Hindi Latakaranja
Malayalam Kazhanchi
Tamil Mut-konrai
Telugu Mullutige
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Kantaki karanja
English Crested Fever Nut


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta ,Kashaya

Guna

Laghu, Ruksha

Veerya

Usna

Vipaka

Katu

Karma

Tridoshahara, varnaropana ,Sothahara

Prabhava

Habit

Shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Compound Compound Mature Foliage Colour is Green and Mature Foliage Texture is Glossy / Shiny, Leathery

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual 2-4cm long Orange, Yellow / Golden 5 Flower Grouping is Cluster / Inflorescence and Flower Location is Axillary

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Simple Fruit Type is Dehiscent Dry Fruit Mature Fruit Colour is Brown seed is black {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

Succeeds in any moderately fertile, well-drained soi[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

River banks, Sandy beaches, Chalk and limestone, Asia - coastal area.

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