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