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Pooga consists of dried ripe seed of Areca catechu Linn. (Fam. Palmae), a graceful, slender, stemmed, perennial palm, trunk reaching a height of about 25 m cultivated in the coastal regions of Southern India, Bengal and Assam upto an altitude of 1000 m.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Adiks
Hindi Supari, Chr alia
Malayalam Adakku, Pakku
Tamil Paka chekka, Vakka
Telugu Paka chekka, Vakka
Marathi Supari, Pophal
Gujarathi Supari, Chr alia
Punjabi Supari, Spari
Kashmiri Supari, Spari
Sanskrit Kramuka, Ghonaa
English Areca nut, Betle nut


Chemical Composition

Alkaloid (arecoline) tannins and fats

Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Kashaya

Guna

Guru, Ruksha

Veerya

Sheeta

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Prabhava, Mohakrit, Deepana, Kaphapittajit, Kledanaashana, Malabhedi, Mukhshodhana

Prabhava

References

  1. THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-I, VOLUME-1, page no 125.

See also

External Links

THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA