BOTANICAL NAME: Withania coagulans
Charaka Samhita-Brihamniya Dashemani,Madhur Skandha
English Name: Indian Rennet
Hindi: Paneer dodi
W. coagulans is a rigid gray undershrub that grows to 60–120 cm. W. somnifera is an erect, evergreen, tomentose shrub 30–75 cm in height. Its roots are stout, fleshy, cylindrical, 1–2 cm in diameter, and whitish brown in color. The leaves are simple, ovate, glabrous, and opposite. The flowers are bisexual, inconspicuous, greenish or dull yellow in color, borne on axillary umbellate cymes, and comprise five sepals, petals, and stamens each; the two-celled ovary has a single style and a bilobed stigma. The petals are united and tubular. The stamens are attached to the corolla tube and bear erect anthers that form a close column or cone around the style. Pollen production is poor. The fruit is a small, globose, orange-red berry when mature and is enclosed in a persistent calyx. The seeds are small, flat, yellow, reniform in shape, and very light in weight.
|Katu, Tikta, Kashaya||Snigdha, Laghu||Ushna||Katu||–||Tridosha Shamaka|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Pungent, Bitter, Astringent||Light
|Hot||Pungent||–||Pacifying Vata, Pitta & Kapha|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Plant contains Alkaloids, steroids, phenols, withanoliodes variety.
- The fruits of this plant is soaked overnight and consumed next morning proven to be beneficial in blood sugar levels.
- In dantashoola dhoompana of this plant is done.
- The twigs of these plants are used as datoona.
- The fruit is applied on the wound.
Swelling Shoth, Insomnia Anidra, Bronchial Asthma Swasa, T2DM Madhumeha.
USEFUL PART: Roots, leaves ,fruits ,seeds.
DOSAGE: Juice : 10-20 ml
- Paneerdoda churna