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.
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.