Sanskrit name: Karanja
Botanical name: Pongamia Pinnata
Habitat: It is native to India.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Doshas (constitution) : Balances Kapha and Vata, increases pitta
Oil Extracted from this herb possesses antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and helps in treating skin ailments.