African Cabbage, Shona Cabbage

African Cabbage, Shona Cabbage

Sanskrit name: Ajagandha
Botanical name: Cleome gynandra
Habitat: It is native to Africa.

 

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Pungent
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances pitta and vata, aggravates kapha

General information
Ajagandha plant is native to Africa and the leaves are used for culinary purpose. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is helpful in treating joint pain and swelling. African cabbage is anti-bacterial and anti-septic in nature and is used in the treatment of skin ailments and allergies. It also possesses carminative and anthelmintic properties. It is diuretic in nature and helps in the treatment of urinary tract diseases.

Contraindications
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance. Avoid in pregnancy.

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