Sanskrit name: Vasir, Vasuka, Jalapippali, Matsyagandha
Botanical name: Phyla nodiflora
Habitat: It is native to South America and the United States.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter, Astringent
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and pitta, aggravates vata
Frog Fruit or Texas Fruit is used as a grass substitute and ground cover in the lawns, but it also has many therapeutic benefits. The whole plant is used in medicinal preparation. It acts as an anodyne and helps in relieving the pain. It is found useful in treating skin ailments and allergies, as it possesses antibacterial properties. It is a good stimulant and carminative in nature, helps in gastrointestinal diseases. It is diuretic and helps in the treatment of urinary tract disease. This herb helps in boosting immune power of the body.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.