Apple of Sodom, Madar Tree

Apple of Sodom, Madar Tree

Sanskrit name: Arka
Botanical name: Calotropis procera
Habitat: It is widely grown in South Africa, South and Western Asia.




  • Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects) : Pungent
  • Dosha (constitution): Balances vata and kapha, increases pitta

General information

The herb acts as a mild laxative and improves digestive system. It has also found effective in treating respiratory tract infections and liver disorders.

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