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Kutaja; Holarrhena antidysenterica as the botanical name suggests it is a herb of choice for Amoebic dysentery. It removes the amoeba from the body, which can cause the severe problems like Liver Abscess.

This is also a herb of choice for natural cure of the chronic diarrhoea and dysentery and maintains the normalcy of the digestive system. 

English Name:- Kurchi


Effect on Doshas

Being ruksha, tikta, kashaya and sheeta, it is Kapha- pittashamak. Thus it is useful in many diseases of Kapha and Pitta and diseases due to blood and lymphoid system.

Ayurvedic Pharmacology of Kutaja

Rasa Guna Virya Vipaka
Tikta, kashayaRuksha Sheeta Katu
  • Stem, Bark and indrayava (bitter seeds) are optimum for healing of ulcers. A decoction of these is used in ulcer treatment.
  • It is Vatashaman Deepan, inhibitor of inflammation (cures) loss of appetite, pitta sarak and parasiticidal.
  • Kutaja is Useful in diarrhea and dysentery.
  • As per new researches is of great use in amoebiasis without the long term side effects.
  • It is useful in bleeding disorders.
  • Kutaja removes muscular weakness and tones up vaginal tissues after delivery. 
  • Due to its tissue healing properties, this is useful in weakness
Best Recommended Uses
Kutaja corrects the working of digestive system. It is specially recommended in diarrhea, dysentery and other mal-absorption disorders. 
Doses and Useful Parts
For decoction of seeds – 0.5 to 1.00 gm for preparing decoction. 3-6 gm of bark powder, Stem, bark, seeds (indrayava; kalinga)