Marking nut

Marking nutSanskrit name: Bhallatak
Botanical name: Semecarpus anacardium
Habitat: It is native to India.






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

General information

Essential oils extracted from the fruit of this herb is used as a Rasayna in Ayurvedic therapies. It acts as a stimulant and mild laxative in nature, which helps in the treatment of gastrointestinal tract disorders. It’s also beneficial in treating skin ailments as it passes antiseptic properties. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and helps in controlling the pain and the swelling in the joints. Oil extracted from this herb is used as a herbicide.


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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