BOTANICAL NAME: Caesalpinia crista
Bhavaprakash: Guduchyadi varga
ENGLISH NAME: Fever nut
Kannada: Gajjuga Kayi, Gajjuga mara
HABITAT: Found in South eastern parts of India
Lata karanja is a prickly shrub or woody vine having a length of 10 meter. Latakaranja leaves are alternate, bi-pinnate, often nearly 1 m long, with the rachis armed with stout, sharp, recurved spines. The leaflets also 4-6 in number, 2 to 5 cm long, oblong, and hairy. The flowers are yellow in color, 1cm long, borne in axillary, simple or panicled raceme. Fruits are pods, 5 to 7 cm in length, oblong, inflated, and covered with slender spines & bear one or two seeds. The seeds are large, rounded or ovoid, hairy, gray and shiny.
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Bonducin
- Visham jwara: Seed powder is given along with black pepper in malaria.
- Udarashoola: Dhoompana with its powder is quite effective in udarashoola.
- Amvata: Oil extracted from the seeds of Latakaranja is locally applied over the affected joints. It is also used as ear drops in ear problems.
- Kasa and Shwasa: Decoction prepared from its seeds is used in condition of shwasa and kasa.
Jwara fever, Shotha Inflammation, Raktasrava Excessive bleeding, Shoola Pain, Krimi Worm infestation, Shwasa Asthma, Twaka vikara Skin disorders, Vrana Wound, Visham Jwara malaria, Kushtha leprosy, Chardi Vomiting
USEFUL PART: Seed
DOSAGE: 1 to 3 gm (Powder)