Dear Dr Vasundhara It is Calatropis Kingdom:Plantae Angiosperms Order:Gentianales Family:Apocynaceae Genus:Calotropis Species Binomial name Calotropis procera/Gigantia Despite serious safety concerns, calotropis is used fordigestive disorders includingdiarrhea,constipationand stomachulcers; for painful conditions includingtoothache,cramps, andjoint pain; and for parasitic infections includingelephantiasisand worms. Some people use calotropis forsyphilis, boils, inflammation (swelling),epilepsy, hysteria, fever, muscular spasm, warts,leprosy,gout, snakebites, andcancer. In inhalation therapy, smoke from the bark is inhaled forcoughs,asthma, and to causesweating. How does it work? Calotropis contains chemicals that might help thin mucous and make it easier to cough up. In studies in animals, calotropis has shown some activity against pain, inflammation, bacteria, fever, and ulcers caused by alcohol andmedicationssuch asaspirin,indomethacin(Indocin), and others. Thanks With regards
it is ark calatropis procera mandar/ ras : Tikta,katu veerya: vipak vipak: katu guna:Rooksha, Teeksna, sara, lakhu it is included in upavisha varga in ayurveda( I.e. - poisonous) uses analgesic, antitumoral, anthelmintic, anticonvulsant, The plant Arka works as a powerful cardiac stimulant.
Dear Dr Vasundhara Arka ksheera The latex of Madar plant is used in Vamana (vomiting therapy) and Virechana (purgation therapy).It is capable of inducing vomiting and purgation. Kushtahara useful in skin diseases Gulmahara useful in abdominal tumors, bloating Udarahara used in the treatment of ascites. With regards
This plant is Calotropis Gigantea or Rui. -used in indigestion and chronic diarrhoea used in cough, cold, backache with stiffness - used in treating diabetes, obesity etc.
Arka is best known for its kshir or milk used in ksharsutra,useful in treatment of hemorrhoid,fistula
calotropis use as a cardiac glycosides
i heard arka as gomutra ark kshara best for weight loss.is it?
Plant-Calatropis Giganitea (madar bark) Homoeo MT- it is useful in purifying blood n efficacious in curing SYPHILIS in all its stages, Leprosy in feet, around nails, fingers etc.
यह मदार का झुप है, इस को साधारण भाषा में आंक कहते हैं, चिकित्सा में इसका प्रयोग बाहिय कार्य करने के लिए करते हैं।
CalotropisMadar .used as analgesic in Ayurveda
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Identity this plant(creeper) Elaborate the medicinal uses of this plant.Dr. Vasundhara Nanavaty5 Likes38 Answers
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Panchakarma- Five Teatments -1 Pancha Karma is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of disease. Pancha Karma is the process which gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of 'Tridosha' in body. Pancha Karma is not only good for alleviating disease but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health. Ayurveda advises undergoing Pancha Karma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve the digestion and to improve the metabolic processes. Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means "five actions" or "five treatments ". This age-old science of purifying the body is an ancient branch of Ayurveda, The Treatment in Ayurveda consists of two main types. One is Shaman Chikitsa, used to subdue the vitiated Doshas, due to which any ailments may be produced. It is administered by using various medicinal herbo-mineral preparations. However, if the Doshas are vitiated beyond a particular level, they give rise to various endotoxins, which have a tendency to be accumulated in the minute channels. These are beyond the level of pacification and hence need to be eliminated or removed from the body. In such cases, the second type of treatment, which is Shodhan Chikitsa or cleansing therapy, is indicated. Since it consists of the five types of main therapies, it is known as the Panchakarma Chikitsa. Panchakarma has been given a special place in all the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Aacharya Charak, the author of the most important ancient text on internal medicine, has described a wide use of Panchakarma therapy for almost all the major diseases. Two separate sections, Kalpa Sthanam, and Siddhi Sthanam in Charak Samhita describe the details of special decoctions and other preparations used for Panchakarma therapy. Panchakarma includes three parts namely: Poorva Karma (Preparatory Methods)which includes : Paachan (Digestion) Snehan (Internal and external oleation) Swedan (Fomentation) Pradhan Karma (Main methods)which includes : Vaman (Induced vomiting) Virechan (Induced purgation) Basti (Medicated enema) Nasya (Nasal medicine) Rakta Mokshan (Artificial bloodletting) Pashchat Karma (Post-Therapeutic Measures)which includes: Sansarjan Krama (Specific dietetics), DhumaPana (smoking of medicinal cigars) and some rules to follow specific activities. Purvakarma : Pre-purification Measures Before the actual operation of purification begins, there is a need to prepare the body in prescribed methods to encourage the body to let go of the toxins. The two procedures are 'snehan' and 'swedan'. Snehan is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastro-intestinal tract. Oil massage also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple. Snehan is given daily for three to seven days, as indicated. Swedan is sudation or sweating and is given every day immediately following the snehan. An herbal concoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedan liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract. After three to seven days of snehan and swedan, the doshas become well "ripened". A particular panchakarma method is then given according to the individual's constitution and disorder, prakruti and vikruti, respectively. Panchakarma - Five Basic Shodhans: Cleansing Methods 1) Vaman : therapeutic vomiting or emesis 2) Virechan : purgation 3) Basti : enema 4) Nasya : elimination of toxins through the nose 5) Rakta moksha : detoxification of the blood Vaman: Emesis Therapy When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting, vaman, to eliminate the kapha causing the excess mucus. First, after the snehan and swedan, three to four glasses of licorice or salt water is administered, then vomiting is stimulated by rubbing the tongue which triggers the vomiting center through the gag reflex. One may alternatively take two to three glasses of salt water which will also aggravate kapha and then rub the tongue to induce vomiting. Once the mucus is released the patient will feel instantly relieved. It is likely that congestion, wheezing and breathlessness will disappear and that the sinuses will become clear. Therapeutic vomiting is also indicated in chronic asthma, diabetes, chronic cold, lymphatic congestion, chronic indigestion and edema. Emetic Substances: madan-emetic nut, madhuka-yastimadhu-licorice, neem-bitter leaf, bimbi, kutaj-kurchi- conessi bark, murva-clematis, triloba-devdaru-deodar, Cedrus deodara, Salt, NaCl, ela-cardamom, nux vomica. Indications for Vaman : used for all kapha type disorders good for pitta headache, dizziness, and nausea will help to release blocked emotions respiratory congestion bronchitis chronic cold sinus congestion kaphagenic asthma Contra-Indications for Vaman : below the age of 12 or over age 65 menstruation pre-menstrual period (one week prior) pregnancy emaciation delicate or sensitive person with too much fear, grief or anxiety hypoglycemia vata prakruti vata diseases heart diseases during vata season acute fever diarrhea obesity Virechan : Purgation Therapy When excess bile, pitta, is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, biliary vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurvedic literature suggests in these conditions the administration of therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative. Virechan is facilitated with senna leaves, flax seeds, psyllium husks or triphala in a combination that is appropriate for the individual person. Virechan Substances: Senna, prune, bran, flaxseed husk, dandelion root, psyllium seed, cow's milk, salt, castor oil, raisins, mango juice, triphala. Indications for Virechan: allergic rash skin inflammation acne, dermatitis, eczema chronic fever ascites biliary vomiting jaundice urinary disorder enlargement of the spleen internal worms burning sensation in the eyes inflammation of the eyes conjunctivitis gout Contra-Indications for Virechan: low agni acute fever diarrhea severe constipation bleeding from rectum or lung cavities foreign body in the stomach after enema emaciation or weakness prolapsed rectum alcoholism dehydration childhood old age ulcerative colitisAyurveda-Panchakarma Basti & Nasya -2 Basti: Enema Therapy Vata's predominant site is the colon. Ayurvedic basti involves the introduction into the rectum of herbal concoctions of sesame oil, and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium. Basti, is the most effective treatment of vata disorders, although many enemas over a prescribed period of time are usually required. It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints. Many other vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with basti. Vata is a very active principle in pathogenesis. If we can control vata through the use of basti, we have gone a long way in going to the root cause of the vast majority of diseases. Vata is the main etiological factor in the manifestation of diseases. It is the motive force behind the elimination and retention of feces, urine, bile and other excreta. There are eight main types of basti, according to traditional texts, each with their own indications and contra-indications as listed below. 1. Anuvasana (oil enema) is used in pure vata disorders and when a person is having excess hunger or dryness related to vata imbalances. 2. Niruha-Asthapana (decoction enema) is used, among other conditions, for evacuation of vata, nervous diseases, gastro-intestinal vata conditions, gout, certain fever conditions, unconsciousness, certain urinary conditions, appetite, pain, hyperacidity and heart diseases. 3. Uttara Basti (through the urethra with men or vagina with women) is used for selected semen and ovulation disorders and for some problems involving painful urination or bladder infections. This is not to be used for someone with diabetes. 4. Matra Basti (daily oil enema) is used by someone emaciated by overwork or too much exercise, too much heavy lifting, walking too long of a distance, too much sexual activity or someone with chronic vata disorders. It does not need to be accompanied by any strict dietary restriction or daily routine and can be administered, in the appropriate cases, in all seasons. It gives strength, promotes weight and helps elimination of waste products. 5. Karma Basti (schedule of 30 bastis), 6. Kala Basti (schedule of 15 bastis; 10 oil + 5 decoction) 7. Yoga Basti (schedule of 8 bastis; 5 oil + 3 decoction). 8. Bruhana Basti (nutritional enema) is used for providing deep nutrition in select conditions. Traditionally, highly nutritive substances have been used, such as warm milk, meat broth, bone marrow soup and herbs like shatavari or ashwagandha. General Indications for Basti: constipation low back ache gout rheumatism sciatica arthritis nervous disorders vata headache emaciation muscular atrophy General Contra-Indications for Basti (include but are not limited to the following): Enema therapy should not be used if the patient is suffering from diarrhea, bleeding of the rectum, chronic indigestion, breathlessness, diabetes, fever, emaciation, severe anemia, pulmonary tuberculosis, old age or for children below the age of seven years. for oil enemas: diabetes, obesity, indigestion, low agni, enlarged liver or spleen, unconsciousness, tuberculosis and cough. for decoction enemas: debility, hiccough, hemorrhoids, inflammation of anus, piles, diarrhea, pregnancy, ascites, diabetes and some conditions involving painful or difficult breathing. for nutritional enemas: diabetes, obesity, lymphatic obstruction, ascites. for urethra or vaginal enemas: diabetes Nasya: Nasal Administration The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness. The nasal administration of medication is called nasya. An excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening, the nose. Prana, life force as nerve energy, enters the body through the breath taken in through the nose. Prana is in the brain and maintains sensory and motor functions. Prana also governs mental activities, memory, concentration and intellectual activities. Deranged prana creates defective functioning of all these activities and produces headaches, convulsions, loss of memory and reduced sensory perception. Thus nasal administration, nasya is indicated for prana disorders, sinus congestion, migraine headaches, convulsions and certain eye and ear problems. There are six main types of nasya, as listed below. 1. Pradhamana (virechan) Nasya (cleansing nasya) uses dry powders (rather than oils) that are blown into the nose with a tube. Pradhamana nasya is mainly used for kapha types of diseases involving headaches, heaviness in the head, cold, nasal congestion, sticky eyes, hoarseness of voice due to sticky kapha, sinusitis, cervical lymph adenitis, tumors, worms, some skin diseases, epilepsy, drowsiness, Parkinsonism, inflammation of the nasal mucosa, attachment, greed and lust. Traditionally, powders such as brahmi are used. 2. Bruhana Nasya (nutrition nasya) uses ghee, oils, salt, shatavari ghee, ashwagandha ghee and medicated milk and is used mainly for vata disorders. It is said to benefit conditions resulting from vata imbalances such as vata-type headaches, migraine headache, dryness of voice, dry nose, nervousness, anxiety, fear, dizziness, emptiness, negativity, heaviness of eyelids, bursitis, stiffness in the neck, dry sinuses and loss of sense of smell. 3. Shaman Nasya (sedative nasya) is used according to which dosha is aggravated but mainly for pitta-type disorders such as thinning of hair, conjunctivitis and ringing in the ears. Generally certain herbal medicated decoctions, teas and medicated oils are used. 4. Navana Nasya (decoction nasya) is used in vata-pitta or kapha-pitta disorders and is made from decoctions and oils together. 5. Marshya Nasya (ghee or oil nasya) 6. Prati Marshya (daily oil nasya) This helps to open deep tissues and can be done every day and at any time to release stress. Substances Used in Nasya: brahmi, ginger, ghee oils, decoctions, onion, garlic, Piper longum, black pepper, curry pepper, rose, jasmine, mogra flowers and henna. Indications for Nasya: stress emotional imbalances stiffness in the neck & shoulders dryness of the nose sinus congestion hoarseness migraine headache convulsions Contra-Indications for Nasya: sinus infections pregnancy menstruation after sex, bathing, eating or drinking of alcohol should not be used below 7 years or over 80 years of age Click here to read more about 'Nasyakarma' Raktamoksha : Traditional Ayurvedic Method for Purification and Cleansing of the Blood Toxins present in the gastro-intestinal tract are absorbed into the blood and circulated throughout the body. This condition is called toxemia, which is the basic cause of repeated infections, hypertension and certain other circulatory conditions. This includes repeated attacks of skin disorders such as urticaria, rashes, herpes, eczema, acne, leukoderma, chronic itching or hives. In such conditions, along with internal medication, elimination of the toxins and purification of the blood is necessary. Raktamoksha is also indicated for cases of enlarged liver, spleen and gout. Extracting a small amount of blood from a vein relieves the tension created by the pittagenic toxins in the blood. Bloodletting also stimulates the spleen to produce antitoxic substances which helps to stimulate the immune system. Toxins are neutralized enabling radical cures in many blood born disorders. Bloodletting is contraindicated in cases of anemia, edema, extreme weakness, diabetes and in children and elderly persons. Indications for Raktamoksha: urticaria rash acne eczema scabies leukoderma chronic itching hives enlarged liver or spleen gout Contra-Indications for Raktamoksha: anemia edema weakness young children old age during pregnancy during menstruation Read more about Various Diseases and Indicated Panchakarma procedures for them > @Dr. Tapan Kumar Sau17 Likes25 Answers
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The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) has been trying to verify the efficacy of Naturopathy system in curative and preventive aspects of various diseases by launching research oriented programmes. Based on the research studies under CCRYN projects, the following diseases have been found to be amenable through Naturopathy Treatment. Asthma (Allergic & Bronchial), Amoebiasis, Anaemia, Anxiety, Neurosis, Allergic Skin Diseases, Cervical Spondylosis, Chronic Non-Healing Ulcers, Colitis, Cirrhosis of Liver Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Diabetes Mellitus, Eczema, Facial Paralysis, Flatulence, Gastritis, Gout, Hemiplegic, Hypertension, Hypotension, Hyperacidity, Jaundice, Leucorrhoea, Leprosy, Obesity, Osteo-Arthritis, Poliomyelitis, Peptic Ulcer Psoriasis, Scabies, Sciatica, Splenomegaly, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psycho-Somatic disorders. Further, research studies are going on at several centres and it is hoped that the utility and efficacy of Naturopathy in more areas may be identified in years to come.Dr. Iqbal Sayyed4 Likes4 Answers
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V v v important DRUGS OF CHOICE ---------------------------------- 1. Paracetamol poisoning- :- - acetyl cysteine 2. acute bronchial- asthma :- salbutamol 3. acute gout :- NSAIDS 4. acute hyperkalemia:- calcium gluconate 5. severe DIGITALIS toxicity :- DIGIBIND 6. acute migraine :- sumatriptan 7. cheese reaction :- phentolamine 8. atropine poisoning :- physostigmine 9. cyanide poisoning :- amyl nitrite 10. benzodiazepine poisoning:- flumazenil 11. cholera :- tetracycline 12. KALA-AZAR :- lipozomal amphotericin- B 13. iron poisoning :- desferrioxamine 14. MRSA :- vancomycin 15. VRSA :- LINEZOLID 16. warfarin overdose :- vitamin-K (NIPER- 2009) 17. OCD :- fluoxetine 18. alcohol poisoning :- fomepizole 19.Epilepsy in pregnancy: carbamezepine safe among older epileptics & lamotrigine, levitracetam safe in newer AED! 20. anaphylactic shock :- Adrenaline 21. MRSA Infection-Vancomycin 22. Malaria in Pregnancy-Chloroquine 23. Whooping Cough or Perteusis- Erythromycin 24. Kawasaki disease-IV Ig 25. Warferin Overdose-Vit-K 26. Heparin Overdose-Protamine 27. Hairy Cell Leukemia-Cladirabine 28. Multiple Myeloma- Melphalan 29. CML-Imatinib 30. Wegner's granulomatosis-Cyclophosphamide 31. HOCM- Propranolol 32. Delirium Tremens-Diazepam 33. Drug Induced Parkinsonism-Benzhexol 34. Diacumarol Poisoning-Vit-K 35. Type-1 Lepra Reaction-Steroids 36. Type- 2 Lepra Reaction-Thalidomide 37. Allergic Contect Dermatitis-Steroids 38. PSVT- 1st-Adenosine, 2nd-Verapamil, 3rd-Digoxin 39. Z-E Syndrome- Proton Pump Inhibitor 40. Chancroid-Cotrimoxazole 41. Dermatitis Herpetiformis-Dapsone 42. Spastic Type of Cerebral Palsy-Diazepam 43. Herpis Simplex Keratitis-Trifluridine 44. Herpes Simplex Orolabialis-Pancyclovir 45. Neonatal Herpes Simplex-Acyclovir 46. Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia-Cotrimoxazole For Nodulo 47. 47. Cystic Acne-Retinoic acid 48. Trigeminal Neuralgia-Carbamezapine 49. Actinomycosis-Penicillin 50. Plague- Streptomycin 51. Opioid Withdrawal- Methadone 2nd-Clonidine 52. Alcohol Withdrawal- Chlordiazepoxide 2nd-Diazepam 53. Post Herpetic Neuralgia- Fluphenazine 54. WEST Syndrome-ACTH 55. Diabetic Diarrhoea- Clonidine 56. Lithium Induced Neuropathy-AmilorideCommunicable Disease: 57. Tetanus: PEN G Na; TETRACYCLINE; (DIAZEPAM 58. Diphteria: PEN G K; ERYTHROMYCIN 59. Pertusis: ERYTHROMYCIN; AMPICILLIN 60. Meningitis: MANNITOL (osmotic diuretic);DEXAM ETHASONE (anti-inflammatory); DILANTIN/PHENYTOIN (anti-convulsive); PYRETINOL/ENCEPHABO L (CNS stimulant) 61. Cholera: TETRACYCLINE 62. Amoebic Dysentery: METRONIDAZOLE 63. Shigellosis: CO-TRIMOXAZOLE 64. Typhoid: CHORAMPHENICOL 65. Rabies: LYSSAVAC, VERORAB 66. Immunoglobulins: ERIG or HRIg 67. Malaria: CHLOROQUINE 68. Schistosomiasis: PRAZIQUANTEL 69. Felariasis: DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE CITRATE 70. Scabies: EURAX/ CROTAMITON 71. Chicken pox: ACYCLOVIR/ZOVIRAX 72. Leptospirosis: PENICILLIN; TETRACYCLINE;ER YTHROMYCIN 73. Leprosy: DAPSONE, RIFAMPICIN 74. Anthrax: PENICILLIN 75. Tuberculosis: R.I.P.E.S. 76. Pneumonia: COTRIMOXAZOLE; ProcainePenicillin 77. Helminths: MEBENDAZOLE; PYRANTELPAMOATE 78. Meningitis: MANNITOL (dec. ICP) ;DEXAMETHASONE ( relieve cerebral edema) ;DIAZEPAM ( anticonvulsant); PENICILLIN 79. Syphilis: PENICILLIN 80. Gonorrhea: PENICILLIN...Dr. Rummana Ansari25 Likes18 Answers
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Castor root benefits Of all the substances capable of aphrodisiac and Vata balancing effects, castor root is the best. Udavartahara – relieves bloating, gas distension in abdomen Pleehaghna – useful in spleen disorders, splenomegaly Gulmahara – useful in abdominal tumors Bastishoolahara – relieves bladder pain Antravruddhinut – useful in hernia Shonita Vikara – relieves blood imbalance disorders Shoshahara – relieves emaciation, dehydration Shoolaghna – relieves abdominal colic pain Margashodhana – cleanses gut Shwasahara – useful in treatment of asthma and chronic respiratory disorders. Kasahara – useful in cough and cold Anahahara – relieves gas, fullness of abdomen, bloating Kati Basti Rujahara – relieves pain in lower back and bladder region. Shiroruji – relieves headache Mehahara – useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes Amavatahara – useful in rheumatoid arthritis Shothahara – relieves swelling, edema, anti inflammatory Eranda Phala – Castor fruit uses: Svaadu – sweet in taste Sakshara – slightly alkaline, strong in nature Laghu – light to digest Ushna – hot Bhedi – purgative Vatajit – Balances Vata Dosha Castor leaf benefits: Vataghna – Balances Vata Dosha Kaphahara – Balances Kapha Dosha, Krimihara – antimicrobial, useful in worm infestation Mutradoshahara – useful in urinary tract infection Pitta Prakopi – increases Pitta Gulmahara – useful in abdominal tumors Bastishoolahara – relieves bladder pain Vruddhi – useful in hernia Mutrakrichrahara – Relieves dysuria, urinary retention, acts as diuretic In case of snake bite, once after the treatment is properly done, to remove remnant poison from the body, young castor leaf shoot is made paste with water, filtered. That water is given for drinking. It is also used in treating Aconitum and opium toxicity. Castor fruit uses: Atyushna – It is very hot Katu – pungent taste Gulmahara – useful in abdominal tumors Shoolahara – relieves abdominal colic pain Anilapaha – Balances Vata Dosha Yakrut hara – useful in liver disorders Pleehahara – useful in spleen disorders, splenomegaly Udarahara – useful in ascites, enlargement of abdomen Arshanut – useful in piles, haemorrhoids Deepana – improves digestion strength Kaphavatahara – Balances Kapha and Vata Dosha Castor seeds without the hull are used for birth control, leprosy, and syphilis. The hull (the seed cover) is poisonous and not used orally. Castor flower uses: It balances Vata Dosha but may worsen bleeding disorders. Since all parts of castor useful to balance Vata dosha, they are used in treating paralysis, sciatica, neuropathies, neurological pains etc. External application of castor leaf and root – Castor leaf is dipped sesame oil and heated till it becomes hot. This is applied over blunt injuries, arthritis, painful joints to relieve pain. Castor oil leaf and root is made paste with sesame oil or castor oil, slightly heated and applied externally to relieve migraine, low back ache, sciatica pain, arthritis pain, mastitis and skin disorders associated with pain. Root bark has emetic & purgative action & cures lumbago skin diseases, dysponea, hydrocele, flatulance, piles, cough, head ache, leprosy, arthrities, calculus & dysuria, fever, swelling, mental diseases, painful micturation & the seeds cure hepatities & plenities. Tender leaves allay pains in the bladder. The roots are sweet, acrid, astrigent, thermogenic, carmative, purgative, anthelmintic, emollient, diuretic, aphrodisiac, galactagogue, sudorific, expectorant & depurative. Which cures gulma, amadasa, constipation, inflammations, fever, ascitis, strangury, bronchities, cough, leprosy, skin diseases, vitiated conditions of vata, colic, coxalgia & lumbago. Root bark used for emetic & purgative purpose, benificial in lumbago & skin diseases. Castor Leaves are diuretic anthelmintic & galactagogue cures burns, nyctalopia, strangury, vitiated conditions of that is rheumatoid arthrities, urodynia & anthralgia. Leaves externally applied to boils & sores in the form of poulties. Castor Flowers cures urodynia & glandular tumors. Castor Seeds are acrid, thermogenic, digestive, cathartic & aphrodisiac cures dyspepsia. Oil obtained from seeds is slightly bitter, acrid, sweet, antipyretic, thermogenic & viscous. The white variety is specially used in fever & red variety is used in swelling, pallor, & mental diseases.Dr. Swati B Pawara19 Likes18 Answers