Sanskrit name: Agnimantha, Jaya, Jayanthi, Nadeyi
Botanical name: Clerodendrum phlomidis, Clerodendrum multiflorum
Habitat: It is native to India and Sri Lanka
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Astringent, Bitter
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances Kapha and vata, aggravates pitta
Agnimantha is an important herb in Ayurveda with many therapeutic properties. The leaves and roots are used for medicinal prepartion. It possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and is found helpful in lowering the pain in joints. It helps in regulating metabolism and bowel movements and is benefitial in treating gastrointestinal diseaeses. It pacifies kapha and therefore helps in the treatment of respiratory tract diseases.
No such information is available on this herb but avoid use in pregnancy and lactation.