Botanical Name :Capparis decidua Edgew. In Journ

Classification:

According To Modern

Kingdom – Plantae

Order–Parietales

Family     –Capparidaccae

 

According To Ayurveda

Charak- Phalavarga

Sushruta- Phalavarga

Bhavprakash- Vatadivarga

Other Names :

Arabic :Hanbag, Kiabara, Margh,

Bengali :Karil

Bihari : Kari

Deccan :Karyal

English : Caper berry, Caper plant

Gujarati :Kerdo, Kair, Kera, Kerda

Hindi :Kabra, Kachra, Karer, Karil, Karu, Kurrel,.

Kannada :Chippuri, Karira, Kariuppi-gidda, Niovate-gidda,

Konkani :Kiral

Kutchi :Davra

Malyalam :Karimulli, Karimullu

Marathi :Karil, Ker, Nepati, Nevati

Persian :Bergesodab, Kebir, Kurake, Sodab

Punjabi :Delha (fruit), Karia,Kerin, Kirra, Pinju, Tenti

Sanskrit :Apatra, Chakrak, Granthil, Gudhpatra, Kantaki, Karaka, Karira, Kataphala, Katutiktaka, Krakar, Krakaripatra, Krakatha, Krishashakha, Marubhuruh, Mrduphala, Nigudhpatra, Nispatrak, Nispatrika,

Sindhi :Dorakiram, Kirab, Kiral, Kirid, Kirrur

Tamil :Karyal, Kulaladandai,

Telugu :Enugadanta, Kariramu, Mumudatu

Urdu :Titali

Rajasthani :Kair, Kerro, Taint

 

General Information :

Habit – Glabrous shrub, Branches – Terete, smooth & green, Leaves- Seen only one  Young shoots, small, I cm long, linear-oblong, spinous- stipularthrons are long. Inflorescence – Corymb. Flowers – Red omcolour, narrow and oblong. Fruit- Globular, similar glabrous, appears link the size of a small cherry.

 

 

Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa-Katu, tikta

Vipak- Katu

Virya- Ushna

Guna-Laghu, Ruksha

Specific Parts :

Root .bark

Doshaghnata :

Vatakaphasamaka, kaphahara

Shloka’s :

करीर:कटुकस्तिक्तस्वेदुष्नोभेदन:स्मृत:

दुर्नामकफवातामगरशोथव्रणप्राणत।।

 

Benefits :

It is very useful in aruchi, amadosha, vibhadha, udarashoola, krimi and arsha being ruchikara, pachana, bhedana, arshoghna and krimighna. It should be used in hritadaurbalya, shotha, amavata and sandhivata being uttejaka and shothahara. It is also used in shvasa and kustha, in kaphajavishavikara and in general debility.

Sotha (Oedema)

Fruits of Karira (Capparis decidua) are powdered and taken in the dose of 1 pala (48 gm.) is beneficial in case of sotha (Oedema).

Chaksuvikara (Disorders of Eye)

Ghee processed with Patola (Tricosanthesdioica), Karira (Capparis decidua), Sigru (Moringaoleifera) and Artagala (Balrleriaprionitis ) is beneficial in improving eye- sight.

 

Formulation (Kalp) :

KararadiTaila, Kustha

Dosage :

Quatha- 40 to 80 ml.

Choorna – 1 to 3 gm.

Research Corner :

In this article researchers report their work on the isolation, characterization and evaluation of in vitro anticancer activity of stachyadrine on solid tumour cells. The in vitro activity was assessed by MTT assay and propidium iodide (PI) staining.

 

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