Kutaja Avaleha Benefits
Kutaja Avaleha is classical Ayurvedic medicine containing Kutaj bark (Holarrhena antidysnterica), old jaggery, Trikatu, Triphala, Rasanjan, Bhallataka, Bel giri, Chitraka, vidanga, honey and used in treatment of dysentery, diarrhea, piles, IBS etc.
The chief ingredient of this medicine is Kutaj. Kurchi or Kutuj (Holarrhena antidysenterica) is used in treatment of variety of diseases including diarrhea and dysentery. The total alkaloids of the Kutaj bark has shown antibacterial activity on the intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Kurchamine, an alkaloidal fraction from the bark, effectively reduces the intestinal amoebic infection.
Kutaja Avaleha has astringent, antiperiodic, Deepana (promote appetite but do not aid in digesting undigested food), Pachak (assist in digesting undigested food, but do not increase the appetite), and Raktapravardhak (increases blood) properties.
Kutaja Avaleha is used in treatment of all kinds of piles, chronic diarrhea, anemia, blood vomiting, Passage of tarry stools, chronic indigestion, jaundice etc. It is also knwon by the term Kutajavaleham.
- Kutaj(Holarrhena antidysentrica)
- Daruhaldi(Berberis aristata)
- Mochras(Bombax malabacterium)
- Trikatu(Pepper, Long pepper and ginger)
- Triphala(Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki)
- Lajjalu(Mimosa pudica)
- Chitrak(Plumbago zeylanica)
- Patha(Cissampelos pariera)
- Bilva(Aegle marmelos)
- Purified bhallatak(Semecarpus anacardium)
- Ativisha(Aconitum heterophyllum)
- Vidanga(Embelia ribes)
- Hribera(Pavonia odorata)
- Clarified butter
- Bleeding piles,
- Loss of appetite
- Intestinal colic
- Amlapitta (Dyspepsia)
- Vata and Kapha Diarrhea
- Grahani (Malabsorption syndrome)
- Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
- Aruchi (Tastelessness)
- Pandu (Anaemia)
- Kamala (Jaundice)
- Shotha (Inflammation)
- Karshya (Emaciation)
1 to 2 teaspoonful 2 to 3 times a day with Water/ Butter-milk/ Ghrita.