Pigeon Pea

Pigeon PeaSanskrit name: Tuvari, Adhaki
Botanical name: Cajanus cajan
Habitat: It is native to India.




  • Rasa (taste): Astringent, Sweet
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances Pitta, Kapha and Vata

General information

Pigeon Pea has been used for centuries by the Humans for its different biological uses. It is widely grown as a food crop. The dried peas are used for culinary purpose. It’s also known for its therapeutic benefits. It possesses antibacterial and antimicrobial activity and helps in regulating the digestive systems. pigeon peas are proteinaceous in nature and helps in controlling blood cholesterol level levels. It is also a rich source of tannins, Flavonoids.


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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