Saptaparna:Alstonia scholaris is a very useful herb as blood purifier, anti bacterial, skin diseases and respiratory distress. Itrejuvenates digestive system so it is used in chronic dysentery, diarrhea. Saptaparna also works well in skin disorders, malarial fever, urticaria. Besides all this Itis also useful as a cytotoxic herb so it is also used in cancerous growth in the body.
Effect on Doshas:
Itis tridoshaghna, especially kaphavatashamak.
It is used for the treatment of disease which arise due to tridosha and kaphavata.
Ayurvedic Pharmacology of Saptaparna
Paste of bark is applied on the wounds.
Bark powder or decoction is loose for loss of appetite, abdominal pain, lump and dysentery.
Twiges of tree used for brushing the teeth as it bactericidal.
It is also useful in thread worms and round worms.
It improves appetite and is given to women after delivery.
It decrease fever, increases lactation and provide strength to women after delivery.
Bark with Vacha and Ginger given from first day of delivery to protect her from fever.
Bark paste is applied over inflamed joints in chronic arthritis.
It is antipyretic and especially useful in malarial fever.
The herb effect is same as that of quinine on fever, but has no side effects.
This herb is helpful in dyspnoea.
Flower powder is used in headache for nasal administration.
Tender leaves roasted and pulverized and made into poultices, act as a useful local stimulant to unhealthy ulcers with foul discharges.
Bark is given in leprosy, an extract being prepared from the fresh bark and given with milk.
It is prescribed in chronic paludism with enlargement of the spleen.
Milky juice is applied in rheumatic pains, sores, toothache, tumors and ulcers.
The ripe fruits of Saptaparna are used in syphilis, insanity and epilepsy.
Best Recommended Uses
Saptaparna powder is given to females during pregnancy and after giving birth to new born; it improves the digestive system, increase body strength of mother and improves lactation.
Doses and Useful Parts
The dose for bark powder of Saptaparna is 3-6 gm while decoction should in dose of 40-50 ml.
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