BOTANICAL NAME: Salacia chinensis
CHARAKA- Kusthagna, Udarda Prashamna, Kashyay skandha, Tikta skndha.
SUSHRUTA- Aragwadhadi Gana,Lakshaadi Gana.
SANSKRIT NAME: Suvarnamoola, Saptachakra.
Hindi name- Saptarangi
English- Chinese salacia, Lolly berry
HABITAT: Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala.
Saptachakra is a big climbing shrub or small tree growing wildly throughout India. The flowers are pale yellow in color. The fresh root exhibit different colors; hence the Hindi name Saptarangi. Leaves are elliptic, narrowly ovate-round or obovate-elliptic 4.2-10.5 cm long and 2.2-4.0 cm wide, and glabrous; the petioles are 5–8 mm long. The fruit has one seed in it, the seed is only 8 mm long. Flowers have five petals and they are yellow or yellowish-green.
|Kashaya, Tikta||Laghu, Ruksha, Teekshna||Ushna||Katu||—-||Kapha Pitta hara|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Astringent, Bitter||Light for digestion, Dry in nature, Strong||Hot||Undergoes Pungent taste after digestion||—||Pacifies vitiated kapha and pitta dosha|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: proantho-cyanidins, consisting of monomeric leucopelargonidin, triterpenoids, mangiferine, phlobatannin and glucosidal tannins
- The powder of root is given in dose of 4-5 gms in Dysmenorrhea.
- The Powder is helpful in Diabetes also in dose of 04-05 gms.
- The root paste is applied over external pile mass.
- The decoction is given as uterine stimulant in dose of 25-30 ml daily.
- Local ap plication of paste to get relieve from swelling & pain.
Atiswedana excessive sweating, Madhumeha diabetes, Kashtartava dysmenorrhea, Shoth relieve swelling, ruja pain.
USEFUL PART: Root bark, Root
Decoction- 50-100 ml
1. Paranthyadi tailam
2. Himsagara tailam
3. Ktakakhadiradi Kashyam
4. Niruryadi Gulika