Ajagandha Cleome gynandra strong smelling Ayurvedic medicine for kandu, asthila (prostate)

Ajagandha  Cleome gynandra strong smelling Ayurvedic medicine

 

PLACES OF ORIGIN –

Ajagandha consists of the seeds of , a strong smelling, somewhat foetid herb, 0.6 – 1 m high, found abundantly throughout warmer parts of India.

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Ajagandha Cleome gynandra strong smelling Ayurvedic medicine

 

Latin name

  • Cleome gynandra

Family

  • Capparidaceae

Sanskrit  and other SYNONYMS

  • Sanskrit    :    Paugandh¡
  • Assamese    :    Bhutmulla
  • Bengali    :    Hurhuria, Shulte
  • English    :    Dog Mustard
  • Malayalam    :    Atunari vela
  • Marathi    :    Tilvan, Bhatvan, Mabli, Tilavana, Tilvant
  • Oriya       :    Anasorisia, Anasorisa
  • Punjabi    :    Bugra
  • Tamil       :    Nal valai, Nal velai
  • Telugu      :    Vaminta, Vayinta
  • Gujrati      :    Talvani, Dhelitalavan
  • Hindi        :    Hulhul, Hurhur, Kavalia
  • Kannada    :    Naram bele Soppu, Nayeetulasi
  • Kashmiri    :    Gandi Buti

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Ajagandha Cleome gynandra strong smelling Ayurvedic medicine 2

 

Modern Classification —

  • Kingdom    Plantae – Plants
  • Subkingdom    Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
  • Superdivision    Spermatophyta – Seed plants
  • Division    Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
  • Class    Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
  • Subclass    Dilleniidae
  • Order    Capparales
  • Family    Capparaceae – Caper family
  • Genus    Cleome L. – spiderflower
  • Species    Cleome gynandra L. – spiderwisp

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Ajagandha Cleome gynandra strong smelling Ayurvedic medicine seed

   

DESCRIPTION

  • Seeds, small, 1-2 mm in diameter, kidney shaped, surface rough, dark brown or black.
  • Woody Dark brown, oily; under microscope shows a number of fragments of epidermis of testa consisting of thin-walled, resembling like stone cells, polygonal cells; groups of cells, reddish-brown with non-lignified walls; starch and crystals absent. a large number of oval, rounded or irregularly shaped protein bodies;CONSTITUENTS  –
  • Fixed oil,
  • essential oil and oleoresin

 

PROPERTIES AND ACTION

  • Rasa
  • Katu
  • Guna         :
  • Laghu,
  • Ruksha
  • Virya     :
  • sheet
  • Vipaka     :
  • Katu

 

Function or Karma , Ayurveda

  • Hirdya,
  • Dipana,
  • Vatahara,
  • Pittala,

 

IMPORTANT FORMULATIONS  –

  • Narayan churan

THERAPEUTIC USES  –

  • Gulma,
  • krami rog,
  • kandu(some itaching),
  • asthila (prostate),
  • karn roga

DOSE  – Ayurveda drugs

  • 1-3 g of the drug in powder form.