Kampilak(Kachnar)

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Botanical Name Mallotus philippensis
Family Euphorbiaceae
Origin India
Description Kampillaka or Kamala is a small tree that grows up to 3-4 meters in height. The leaves are simple, alternate and have serrated edges. The flowers are small and greenish-yellow in color. The fruits are round, smooth, and reddish-brown in color, about the size of a pea.
Parts Used Seeds and roots
Dose The dose of Kampillak varies depending on the condition being treated and the form of the medicine being used.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Kampillak is used in several Ayurvedic formulations, including Kamdudha Ras and Kamala Churna.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no specific antidote for Kampillak toxicity. In case of ingestion, activated charcoal may be given to prevent absorption of the toxins.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light) and Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Tikta (Bitter) and Kashaya (Astringent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Prabhav (Impact): Kapha-Pitta Shamak (Reduces Kapha and Pitta)
Other Names Sanskrit: Kampillaka, Karanjbeej
Hindi: Kamala, Kachnar
Bengali: Kanchanara
Kannada: Kempu Kempu
Malayalam: Kalluvanchi
Marathi: Kaval, Kapila
Oriya: Kanchanara
Telugu: Kanchanara

 

Properties

Distribution It is found in various parts of India, especially in the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalayas.
Pharmacognosy The plant contains flavonoids, triterpenoids, and phytosterols. The seeds contain a red pigment called kamala, which is used medicinally.
Cultivation The plant is propagated through seeds or stem cuttings. It requires a well-drained soil and partial shade.
Physical Constituents The seeds contain a red pigment called kamala, which is used medicinally.
Chemical Constituents The plant contains flavonoids, triterpenoids, and phytosterols. The seeds contain a red pigment called kamala, which is used medicinally.

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