Sanskrit name: Kanchanar
Botanical name: Bauhinia Variegata
Habitat: It is native to India.
- Rasa (taste) ; Astringent
- Virya (action) : Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects) : Pungent
- Doshas (Constitution) : Balances vata, pitta and kapha
Mountain Ebony is also known as Buddhist Bauhinia and widely found in the Northern part of India. It is used to treat skin ailments and ulcers. It also helps in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.