“Kanta karanj Tree” Medicinal uses and Health Benefits, Dosage, Facts, Medicinal Properties & Side Effects, Complete Health Guide


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

Taste—Purgent, bitter


Metabolic Property—Pungent

Specific property-

  • kaph-vata-samak
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-Malarial

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


  1. In Rheumatic Arthritis and Osteo-arthritis—The oil of Karanj should be used.

  1. In Malaria—The powder of Karanj seed with black pepper or the decoction of leaves in useful.

  1. It should be used in case of weakness due to fever.

  1. It is used in Koch’s and Bronchitis Asthma.

  1. Useful in Dysuria.

  1. Oil of seed is useful in skin diseases and vataja rogas.




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