Botanical Name Mesua ferrea L.
Family Clusiaceae/Guttiferae
Origin India
Description Nagkesar is an evergreen tree that grows up to a height of 40 meters. The bark of the tree is thick and dark gray in color. The leaves are simple, elliptical and shiny, with a leathery texture. The flowers are large and white, with numerous stamens. The fruit is a woody capsule that contains several seeds.
Parts Used The dried flower buds and seeds of the Nagkesar tree are used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The recommended dose of Nagkesar varies depending on the formulation and intended use. It is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare provider for guidance.


Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Nagkesar is a key ingredient in several Ayurvedic formulations, including Chandanasava, Eladi churna, Lakshadi guggulu, and Brihatyadi kashayam
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Nagkesar is not commonly used as an antidote in Ayurvedic medicine.
Ayurvedic Properties GUNA (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
RASA (Taste): Kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter)
VIPAK (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
VIRYA (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
PRABHAV (Impact): Jwarahara (Fever reducing), Krimighna (Antiparasitic)
Other Names Sanskrit: Nagakeshara, Nagpushpa
Hindi: Nagkesar
Assamese: Naahar
Bengali: Nagkesar
Kannada: Nagachampaka
Malyalam: Nagakesharam
Manipuri: Leihao
Marathi: Nagchampa
Oriya: Nageswara
Telegu: Nagamalli


Distribution Nagkesar is native to India and other countries in Southeast Asia. It is widely cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Pharmacognosy Nagkesar is an important Ayurvedic herb that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. It contains a variety of bioactive compounds, including alkaloids, flavonoids, and tannins, which are responsible for its therapeutic properties.
Cultivation Nagkesar is propagated through seeds or vegetative means such as stem cuttings. It requires a warm and humid climate, and well-drained soil. The tree is tolerant of drought conditions but may require irrigation during periods of prolonged dryness.
Physical Constituents Nagkesar is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Chemical Constituents Nagkesar contains several bioactive compounds, including mesuaxanthone, mesuol, mesuagin, mesuagenin, mesuaferrin A and B, betulinic acid, lupeol, and friedelin.



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