Parisha Plant – Whats the uses of Parisha in Ayurveda

The Parisha Plant, scientifically known as Thespesia populnea Soland is also popularly called the Indian Tulips Tree. Some of the more common names for Parisha in Ayurveda and Indian herbal medicine include:

  • Parasapeepala
  • Ganga ravi chettu
  • Puravasu
  • Bugari mara
  • Poovarasu
  • Pakur
  • Pareesha
  • Kamandalu
  • Gardabhanda
  • Kapitana

The Parisha Plant is categorized under the Panchavalkala group, which is a group of herbs and plants that are characterized by astringent barks and comes under Charaka – Mutra Sangrahaneeya which are mostly used in treating urinary tract problems.

Parisha is a perennial type of tree which can grow up to 25 meters in height. It grows in the tropical climate and is found in the coastal regions, such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Composition of Parisha Plant

In Ayurveda, the Parisha Plant is found to have numerous effective properties.

Some of the major actions of Parisha include:

  • Anthelmintic
  • Analgesic
  • Antidote
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Anti Ulcer
  • Astringent
  • Emollient

Nutrition of Parisha Plant

Some of the major effective chemicals and nutrients found in Parisha include:

  • Tannins
  • Steroids
  • Sesquiterpenes
  • Flavonoids

Ayurvedic Treatments and Uses of Parisha Plant

Ayurveda uses the bark, leaves, roots, fruits and flowers of the Parisha plant to treat ulcers and a wide variety of other ailments.

These are the excellent uses and treatments of the Parisha Plant according to Ayurveda treatment therapy:

  • Fruit – The juice of the plant is useful for treating herpes, urinary tract problems, abdominal swelling, swollen testicles, and for treating headaches and itching.
  • Leaves – Tea from the leaves cures Urinary Retention, rheumatism, cough and headache.
  • Bark – Decoction of bark and fruit cured scabies, nasal bleeding, vaginal douching, diabetes, etc.
  • Root – Root is used topically to treat infections.

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