Botanical Name :Capparis decidua Edgew. In Journ
According To Modern
Kingdom – Plantae
According To Ayurveda
Other Names :
Arabic :Hanbag, Kiabara, Margh,
Bihari : Kari
English : Caper berry, Caper plant
Gujarati :Kerdo, Kair, Kera, Kerda
Hindi :Kabra, Kachra, Karer, Karil, Karu, Kurrel,.
Kannada :Chippuri, Karira, Kariuppi-gidda, Niovate-gidda,
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
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.
Specific Parts :
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.
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) :
Quatha- 40 to 80 ml.
Choorna – 1 to 3 gm.
Research Corner :
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