Ayurvedic Uses and Benefits of Parisha Herbs

Ayurvedic Uses and Benefits of Parisha

Parisha, known as Thespesia populnea (Linn) Soland ex corr and also called as the Indian Tulips tree is one of the most versatile remedies used in Ayurveda. The Parish plant is easily identified by its small height with a spreading crown on top.

The Parisha plant is mostly found in the coastal regions of India and is known by many names, including:

  • Pareesha
  • Gardabhanda
  • Kapitana
  • Kamandalu

Properties of Parisha

The Parisha tree’s fruit is sweet and sour in taste and is considered to be hard to digest. The extract of the tree looks greasy or oily and once ingested the taste becomes slightly pungent. It is termed as one of the most effective coolants in Ayurveda.

Chemical Composition of Parisha

The Parisha tree contains:

  • Gossypol
  • Populneol
  • Calycopterin
  • Thespesone
  • Thespone

Ayurvedic Treatments using Parisha

Traditionally, the Parisha plant has been useful in treating nasal bleeding, as vaginal douche as well as to improve sperm and semen quality and quantity.

The bark and root of Parisha is slightly acidic or bitter to taste. It has been conventionally indicated in Prameha to cure UTI (Urinary Tract Disorders) and Diabetes. In Asra, it is highly effective in treating blood disorders, including abscess as well as skin disorders along with bleeding, such as nasal bleeding and menorrhagia. In addition, the Parisha, as indicated in Kushta is also useful for treating skin diseases. In Yonigada, the bark works to effectively stem excessive vaginal bleeding, help treat vaginal infection as well as several uterine disorders too.

The Parisha plant is highly recommended for:

  • Decreasing excessive body heat
  • Alleviating burning sensation
  • Stemming bleeding disorders
  • Treating diabetes
  • Helping with weight loss and decreasing obesity
  • Cleansing wounds
  • Clear out slough and faster healing
  • Vaginal douche for treating infections

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