Benefits of Bhallataka

Bhallataka is a deciduous tree found throughout India. Bhallataka literally means ‘like a spear’, indicating its ability to penetrate deep into the tissues and cure diseases. It is a excellent herb for digestive, lung diseases and arthritis.

Benefits of Bhallataka: Digestive disease, lung disease, arthritis, skin disease, tumors, fights cancer, epilepsy, neuralgia.

Action: Fruit-caustic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antitumour.

Scientific name: Semecarpus anacardium.

Useful part: Fruit.

Dosage: 250mg–6g per day.


Rasa(taste): Sweet, astringent

Vırya(energy): Hot

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Light, unctuous, penetrating

Dosa effect: VK−, P+

Dhatu (tissue): All tissues

Srotas (channel): Digestive, urinary, mental, reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Bhallaataka, Bhallata, Arushkara, Agnik, Agnimukha, Sophkrit, Viravrksha.

English: Marking nut.

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