Sanskrit name: Gangeru
Botanical name: Grewia tenax
Habitat: It is native to Africa and Asia.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Astringent, Sweet, Bitter, Sour
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
- Doshas (constitutions): Balances pitta, vata and kapha
Grewia leaves are used for culinary purpose. Its ripened fruit is eaten as fresh or dried. It has astringent properties. It is also an effective aphrodisiac. It acts as a cardio tonic and helps in keeping the heart healthy. It is tridoshara that is helping in balancing Pitta, Vata and Kapha. It is diuretic in nature and helps in treating gastrointestinal diseases. It is also antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and helps in skin ailments and inflammatory conditions.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.