Patranga Herb

पतंग मधुरं शीतं पित्त श्लेष्म व्रणास्त्रनुत् /

हरीचन्दनवद् वेद्द विशेषाद् दाहनाशनम् // भा प्र

Botanical Name :Caesalpiniasappan. Linn.


  1. According To Modern
  2. Kingdom –Plantae
  3. Order –Rosales
  4. Family – Caesalpinaceae
  5. According To Ayurveda
  6. Charak- Not included in Varga
  7. Sushruta- Not included in Gana
  8. Bhavprakash- KarpuradiVarga

Other Names :

Ayurvedic: Patangah, Patranga, Pattanga, Bharyavriksha, Kashtha, Kuchandana, Lohitaranga, Patanga, Patranga, Pattaranga, Pattaranjaka, Pattranya, Pattura, Raktaka, Raktasar, Ranjana, Rogakashtha, Suranga, Surangada

  1. Scientific: Caesalpiniasappan
  2. Assamese: Baggam, Bakam
  3. Bengali: Bokom
  4. English: Sappan Wood
  5. Gujrati: Patang
  6. Hindi: Pagang, Bakam
  7. Kannada: Chappanga, Patanga, Patranga, Sappanga
  8. Malayalam: Chappangam, Pathimukham
  9. Tamil: Anaikuntrumani, Padangam, Patungam, Sappangu, Varattangi
  10. Telugu: Bukkapuchettu
  11. Trade: Patang, Brazil wood
  12. Unani: Pattang

General Information :

Habit – a tree grows upto 30 ft. in height. Stem – Prickly, 15 to 25 cm in diameter. Branches – Armed with small prickles. Leaves – Compound, 20 to 40 cm long, pinnae are 8 to 12 pairs, 10 to 15 cm long, small prickles are seen at the base. Leaflets are 10 to 18 pairs, 1 to 2 cm long and 1 cm wide, subsessile, glabrous above and puberulous beneath. Inflorescence – Panicle, terminal and also seen in the axils of upper leaves 30 to 40 cm long. Flowers – yellow in colour. Fruits – Pods 7.5 to 10 cm long, 4 to 5 cm wide, woody, obliquely oblong, subcompressed. In dehiscent with a hard recurved short beak at the upper angle will have 3 to 4 seeds.

Properties (Gunadharma)

  1. Rasa- Kasaya, Madhura, Tikta
  2. Vipak- Katu
  3. Virya- Sheeta
  4. Guna-Ruksha

Specific Parts :

  1. Sara
  2. Doshaghnata
  3. Kapha- Pittashamak.

पतंग मधुरं शीतं पित्त श्लेष्म व्रणास्त्रनुत् /

हरीचन्दनवद् वेद्द विशेषाद् दाहनाशनम् // भा प्र

कुचंदनं तु तिक्त स्यात् सुगन्धी व्रण रोपणम् / ध .नि

वातपित्तज्वरघ्नच विस्फोटोन्माद भूत हृत् ‘// रा .नि

Benefits :

It is useful in atisara as stambhana. In raktapitta as shonitasthapana. It is also useful in unmade, apasmara as akshepahara; as kusthaghna and dahashamak. Its decoction should be given internally and used as uttarabasti as thereby it acts as stambhana in rakta and shvetapradara.

  1. – Dried heartwood used against inflammation.
  2. – Decoction is used as diuretic.
  3. – Roots, stems and seeds used as sedative and vulnerary.

It is also known as ” Kuchandan ” in dhanwantari and rajnighntu churna of Patranga used for vranaropan and raktasthambh


In case of rohini application of Patanga(Caesalpiniasappan) with sugar and honey is much beneficial.

Improve renal functions

  1. A Bark decoction is given.
  2. Itches, urticaria and rashes
  3. Heart wood paste with coconut milk is applied externally.
  4. Thirst and urinary disorders due to diabetes
  5. Heart wood decoction is taken before sleep.

Formulation (Kalp):

  1. Pittangasav.
  2. Dosage :
    1. Quatha- 40 to 80 ml.
    2. Powder -2 to 4 gm.

Research Corner :

Bioassay-guided fractionation of a methanol extract of the seeds of Caesalpiniasappan led to the isolation of 12 new cassane type diterpenes, caesalsappanins A-L (1-12). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of NMR and HRESIMS analysis, and the absolute configuration of compound I was determined by single-crystal X-Ray crystallography.


  1. Shivji Chouhan

    Dear Sir,
    Thanks for sharing a beautiful blog which is related to patranga herb. Thank telling its botanical name, properties, different name, general information and its benefit. Thanks for improving the knowledge of patranga herbs in Ayurveda.

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