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Holarrhena antidysenterica Roth.
  • Family : Apocynaceae
  • English : Ivory tree
  • Hindi : Kurchi
  • Gujarati : Kado
  • Sanskrit : Kutaja

  • Part used : Bark

Botanical Description:  A small laticiferous, decidious tree with woody branches, bark thick, brown rough with abundant milky white latex; leaves simple, opposite, ovate to elliptic, membranous with 10-14 pairs of conspicuous nerves, flowers white in terminal corymbose cymes, fruits long, narrow, cylindric, pendulous, follicles, often dotted with white spots, seeds linear oblong, tipped at the apex with a spreading decidious come of brown hair; flowering and fruiting from Januray to November. The seed is called Indrajava.

It occurs throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Dipana, Sangrahi, Kaphapittasamaka

Modern Pharmacological Action: The plant is known to possess anti oxidant activity. They were also known to show anti microbial activity against the enteric pathogens.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Kutaj Extract

  • Caspa Drops
  • Kutaj Capsule