Benefits Of Kutaja

Kutaj is a large shrub found throughout India.The skin of the bark of this shrub is a good remedy for diarrhoea, piles and parasitic amoebic infections.

Benefits of Kutaja: Kutaja is a virtual cure all for amoebic and bacillary dysentery, diarrhea, heals the mucous membranes of the intestinal walls, intestinal dysbiosis with bloating, piles, diseases of the skin and spleen, colic, dyspepsia, worms.

Action: Astringent, carminative, amoebicidal, vulnerary, alterative, antibacterial, vermifuge.

Scientific name: Holarrhena antidysenterica.

Useful parts: Bark, leaves, seeds, flowers.

Dosage: 1–12g per day powder.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Astringent, pungent,bitter

Vırya (energy): Cold

Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, dry

Dosa effect: KP−, V+

Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood

Srotas (channel): Digestive, lactation,excretory,reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Kutaja, Girimallikaa, Kaalinga, Kalingaka, Indravriksha, Shakra, Vatsa, Vatsaka, Shakraahvya, Indrayava, Indrabija.

English: Easter tree, Ivory tree,Tellicherry Bark.