Amlavetas

अम्लवेसमत्यम्लं भेदनं लघु दिपनम ।

ह्रद्रोगशुलगुल्मघनं  पित्तलं लोमहर्षनम ।

रूक्षं विन्मुत्रदोष्घं प्लिहोदावर्तनाशनम         

Botanical Name of Amlavetas :  Garcinia pedunculata Roxb.   

Classification of Amlavetas:

According To Modern of Amlavetas

Kingdom –       Plantae

Order    –       Guttiferae

Family     –      Clusiaceae

According To Ayurveda of Amlavetas

Charak             –           Hridya varga, Dipaniya varga, Swasahara varga.

Sushruta          –           Mentioned in Amla varga

Bhavprakash   –           Amradi phala varga

Kaiydeva Nighantu-   Oushadhi varga

Dhanvantari Nighantu  Shatapushpadi Varga

Rajanighantu     -Pippalydi Varga

Other Names of Amlavetas:

Hindi name of Amlavetas – Amalvet
Bengali name of Amlavetas – Thaikal

English of Amlavetas: Rhubarb

Ayurvedic of Amlavetas: Amlavetasa, Amlavetasa, Amlaparni, Pitamuuli, Gandhini Revatika, Revandachini (roots), Revatchini, Gandhini, Chukri, Archa

Unani of Amlavetas: Revandchini

Siddha of Amlavetas: Revalchinikattai, Nattirevaichini

Maharashtra & Gujarat of Amlavetas: Ladakirevanda-chini

Kashmiri: Pumbehakh

Telugu of Amlavetas: Nattu-revalchini

Other common names of Amlavetas: Chuchi, Tukshu, Motininai, Rhubarb

French of Amlavetas: Rhubarb de Perse

German of Amlavetas: Rhabarber, Emodi-Rhabarber

Sanskrit Names-

Amla,Vetasamla,Shakamla,Rasamla,Amlasara-Sour taste

Alambu,Bheema,Varavetasa,Veeravetasa,Agnikavetasa,Bodhaka,Chukra,Shatavedhi,Sahasrabhit,Vedhaka,Dravi,Bhedani,Bhedi-Has laxative action

Mamsari,Chukraka

 

General Information of Amlavetas :

Habit – A tall tree grows upto 60 ft in height. Branches are short and spreading. Leaf- Obovate or obloanceolate shaped, 6 to 12 cm long and 3 to 5 cm broad, with short midrib and leathery texture. Flower – Flowers are light green in colour. Fruit- fruits are spherical or subglobose, 3 to 5 cm in diameter, yellow in colour with 8 to 10 seeds. Pericarp is fleshy. Seeds – 8 to 10 in one fruit embedded in pulp.

 

 

Properties (Gunadharma) of Amlavetas

Rasa- Amla.

Vipak- Amla.

Virya- Ushna.

Guna-Laghu, rooksha, teekshna.

Types of Amlavetas of Amlavetas

Indian rhubarb

Chinese rhubarb

Rhapontic

 

Specific Parts of Amlavetas:

Fruit

 

Doshaghnata of Amlavetas:

Kapha- Vataghna, Pittakara.

 

Shloka’s of Amlavetas :

अम्लवेसमत्यम्लं भेदनं लघु दिपनम ।

ह्रद्रोगशुलगुल्मघनं  पित्तलं लोमहर्षनम ।।

रूक्षं विन्मुत्रदोष्घं प्लिहोदावर्तनाशनम ।

हिक्कानाहारूचिश्र्वासकाजीर्णवमिप्रनुत ।।

काफवातामध्वंसी छागमासंद्रवत्ककृत ।

चनकाम्लगुणं द्न्य्म लोह्सुचीद्रवत्वकृत ।। भ. प्र.

कषायं कटु रुक्षोष्णमम्लवेतसकमं विदू :l

तृटकफानिलजन्त्वर्शोहृव्दाधाश्मरी गुल्माजित l l ध नि

अम्लवेतसमत्यम्लं कषायोष्ण च वातजीत l

कफार्श:श्रमगुल्मघ्नमरोचकहरं परम l l रा नि

 

Benefits of Amlavetas :

It is  ruchikara, deepana, pachana and bhedana, hence it is  used  in aruchi, agnimandya ajeerna, vibandha, gulma and yakritpleehavridhhi.

It is  hridayottejaka in nature hence it is used in hridroga; and  udavarta when there is pain in the chest.

it is useful in kasa- shvasa and hikka and being mootrala in ashmari.

root powder is taken in dose of 1 gram, twice a day with Mishri / rock candy in Urticaria/Sheetpitta.

Externally Amlavetas is used for cleaning teeth and sprinkled over the ulcers for quick healing.

External application of root paste of Amlavetas with vinegar on freckle and skin marks is advisiable.

To treat Melasma and wrinckles paste of root powder of Amlavetas with milk is advisiable.

Root powder of Amlavetas in very ow dose  for 1-2years is advisiable in chronic renal failure.It is also used in scanty urination due to its diuretics effects.

Decoction is prepared with 1gm of Amlavetas and 100ml of water.It is used in uremia.

External application of root paste of amlavetas with chandana is advisiable in pimples,acne and pigmentation.

Amlavetas is used in jaundice and liver disoders.It improves the liver function in various way.It act as liver tonic and increase the production of bile in liver.It reduces weight and fat

Take the equal quantity of Amlavetas,Dhanyak seeds and Mishri .Prepare the powder .This should be taken in a dose of 1tsf,twice a day with lukewarm water in acidity,indigestion,and digestive weakness.

 

Udavarta (Upward movement of Vayu)& Adhmana (Flatulance)

Amlavetas powder mixed with matulunga (Citrus medica),hingu and pilu (salvadora persica) ,bid lavan in Person afflicted with udavarta (Upward movement of vayu) and adhmana (Flatulence)

Arsas (Haemorrhoids)

one should take hot water with tripatu (Three types of salts), Hingu (Ferula narthex), Trikatu (Pippali, Maricha & Sunthi) and Amlavetasa (Garcinia Pedunculata) in arshas.

Due to its diuretic action, it is used in scanty urination. In chronic kidney failure, the root powder is taken in very low doses for 1-2 years.

It improves liver function by various ways. It act as liver tonic and increase production of bile in liver.  Hence it is used in Jaundice and liver cirrhosis.

It reduces weight and fat.

Formulation (Kalp) of Amlavetas:

Neme                                      Indications

Lavana Bhaskara Curna          Agnimandya, Sula

Vyosadi vati                             Kasa, Swasa

Hingwadi Vati                         Vataja sula

Shwasahar Kashay             Asthma,Bronchitis

Kalyanak Vati                         Arsh,intesinal worms

Yavani Shadav Churna      constipation,abdominal pain

Hingwadi Vati                        gas problem,distension

Dosage of Amlavetas :

Svarasa – 5 to 10 ml.

Chemical Composition of Amlavetas

Pedunculol, Garcinol, Cambogin

Research Corner of Amlavetas:

The bark extract of Garcinia pedunculata was screened for its antioxidant and in vitro antiplatelet aggregating activities. By B-carotene linoleate model for  antioxidant assay acetone extract of Garcinia pedunculata exhibited higher antioxidant activity.

Side Effects-

This is avoided in chronic diarrhoea

Not to use in epilepsy

It should not be used in Vatavyadhis like gout,rhumatism

It contains oxalic acid so do not use in uric acid diseases,renal calculi or gall bladder stones

Do not use during pregnancy and breast feeding phase

Should not used for long term.

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  1. Sneha Surawase

    Very good information 👍👍👍👌

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