Kumkum Tree, Red Kamala

Kumkum Tree, Red KamalaSanskrit name: Kampilla, Rajanaka, Kampillaka
Botanical name: Mallotus philippensis
Habitat: It is found in southeast Asia, Afghanistan and Australia.






  • Rasa (taste): Pungent
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

Kumkum Tree or Red Kamala has been used to make red colored natural dye in the ancient times. Indian folks use this powdered dye in sacred rituals. It has been used in various Ayurvedic medicinal preparations. It is purgative in nature and helps in digestion related diseases. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is useful in treating skin ailments and wound healing. It helps in purifying blood and regulates blood circulation. It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in relieving joint pain.


No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.

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