Spiderwort, Guma

Spiderwort, GumaSanskrit name: Dronpushpi
Botanical name: Leucas cephalotes
Habitat: It is native to Asia.

 

 

 

Energetics:

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

General information

Dronpushpi or Spiderwort helps to balance Kapha dosha and removes excess sputum. It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to control pain and swelling in joints and muscles. It helps in regulating digestion system and strengthen metabolic activities. In ancient time, people from Asia used the paste of leaves as an antiseptic and applied it externally on the wounds and boils. Ayurveda recommends this herb in fever like condition.

Contraindications

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

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