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Properties of tuvaraka - Hydnocarpus laurifolia Sleumer, Wightian..

tuvaraka :

tuvaraka  : Hydnocarpus laurifolia Sleumer, Wightiana Blume. Rasa: Kashaya Madhura Tikta
Guna: Snigdha Teeskhsna
Veerya: Ushna
Vipaka: Katu
Karma: Kaphahara Vatahara

Tuvaraka [Hydnocarpus laurifolia (dennst.) Sleumer] is tree is used in ayurvedic medicine in India for a long time. 
This is a member of Flacourtiaceae family. 
It is commonly known as Kushthvairi in Sanskrit and Chalmogra in Hindi. 
It is a tall tree grow upto 16 m more in height found in western Ghat in Maharashtra to Kerala. 
The great Acharya Susruta has indicated it “KUSHTAMEHAPAHAM” means this is the best drug of Kushta and Premaha.
 Its pain relieving quality, it is used in the treating neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. 
Susruta and Vagbhata have classified this herb as UBHYATOBHAGHARA – being useful both in Vaman and Virechana treatment, capable of expelling Doshas from both oral and anal routes. 

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