Kanta karanj Tree Medicinal Benefits
Botanical Name—Caesalpinia bonducella
Common Name—Karanj/Puti Karanj
Habit—A large straggling, very thorny shrub, branches armed with hooks.
Property—Lightness dryness, sharpness
Parts Used—Seed, Fruit, Root
Description—It is an armed liane, with glossy branch—lets, recurved prickles, yellow flowers and bitter, avoid to reniform polished seeds in swollen fruits found wild throughout the plains of India and up to an altitude of 1,000 m in Himalayas. These nuts have been used as an anti-periodic for a long time. Pharmacological trials have revealed diuretic and anti-pyretic activity of the nuts, and besides adaptogenic, antimicrobial and muscle contractile activity.
Power of Seed -10-20 ratti
Power of root ` -10-15 ratti
Expressed Juice of Leave -1-2 tola
- In Malaria—The powder of Karanj seed with black pepper or the decoction of leaves in useful.
- It should be used in case of weakness due to fever.
- Useful in Dysuria.
- Oil of seed is useful in skin diseases and vataja rogas.