Makkhan

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Botanical Name Euryale ferox Salisb
Family Nymphaeaceae
Origin Asia
Description Euryale ferox is an aquatic herb with large, floating leaves that are up to 3 feet in diameter. The plant produces attractive purple flowers that bloom underwater. The fruits are called “makhana” or “fox nuts” and are a popular food item in India and other parts of Asia.
Parts Used Seeds
Dose As per the instructions of a qualified healthcare professional.

 

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) There are no specific formulations of Euryale ferox in Ayurveda.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Not available
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Heavy and unctuous
Rasa (Taste): Sweet
Vipak (Metabolism): Sweet
Virya (Potency): Cold
Prabhav (Impact): Not specified
Other Names Sanskrit: Makhana, Jalamakshika
Hindi: Makhanphal, Makhana
Bengali: Makhana
Kannada: Tavare, Talipala
Malayalam: Thamarapoo, Thamara
Marathi: Phoolmakhana, Makhana
Oriya: Makhana
Telegu: Tavara, Palla

Properties

Distribution Euryale ferox is native to tropical and subtropical Asia, including India, China, and Japan.
Pharmacognosy The seeds of Euryale ferox have been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat various ailments. They contain various phytochemicals such as flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, and polysaccharides.
Cultivation Euryale ferox is grown in ponds and lakes in Asia for its seeds, which are harvested and sold as a food item.
Physical Constituents The seeds are rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and iron.
Chemical Constituents The seeds contain various phytochemicals such as flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, and polysaccharides.

 

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