Amravati Abstract: In recent times, focus on plant research has increased all over the world. Caesalpinia crista Caesalpiniaceae plant is well known for its medicinal and therapeutic values in Indian Ayurveda. The Indian traditional scriptures as well as the Ayurvedic texts have various references to the use of this plant. The herb is used both, internally as well as externally.
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It balances all the tridoshas- vata, pitta and kapha doshas. References The Bhavprakash nighantu with elaborated Hindi commentary by Padmashri prof. Chunekar, edited by Dr. Pandey: edition of page no- Latakaranja Uses Antimalarial activity - This is known to be an effective herb in the treatment of malaria. It helps to manage the symptoms like moderate to severe chills, high fever, sweating, headache, vomiting and diarrhea which are associated with malaria.
Anthelmintic — Anti parasitic properties of this herb are quite effective to extrude out the helminthes and other internal parasites from body. Use if this herb is quite effective against roundworms, tapeworms and flukes in body. Moreover this is very useful to manage the symptoms like diarrhea, anemia, disorders of the lungs and liver which are associated with the worms infestation.
Anti-spasmodic property - This herb suppresses spasms, and reduces muscular tension. Smooth muscles like those that line the stomach contract without conscious control, and cause spasms, cramps and abdominal pain. This herb manages cramps throughout the body that are specific to specific organs and muscle types.
Many of these herbs also act on the central nervous system as well and can help relax psychological tension. Anti-oxidants — Anti-oxidant properties of the herb help to neutralize the effects of free radicals in body and reduces the oxidative stress in body.
Hence this herb helps to boost up the immune system and also protects the body from several ailments. Anti-diabetic - This herb is packed with the Anti-diabetic properties which help to maintain the healthy blood sugar levels in the body.
Moreover use of this herb is also very effective to manage the symptoms of diabetes like increased urination, fatigue, weight loss, excessive thirst, blurred vision and slow healing of the wounds. Immunostimulant — This herb also has the properties of immunostimulant and helps in stimulation of different components of immune system like T cell, B cell, monocytes, and macrophages. Antipyretic - Being an antipyretic herb in nature, its use is very effective in the treatment of fever.
Anti-inflammatory activity — this herb is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties which help to provide relief in the body pains. Memory Enhancer - This herb also acts as the memory enhancer and quite good to manage the mental disorders.
In short supports the good brain health. Anxiolytic Activity — Anxiolytic activity of this herb is quite good to reduce the anxiety, stress, tension and depression. Respiratory complications - Use of this herb is also good to manage respiratory complications like cough, dyspnea, pneumonia and tuberculosis. It helps in the clearance of mucous from air channels.
Menstrual problems - This herb also helps to resolve the menstrual problem like irregularities of menstrual cycles, heavy or low blood flow, abdominal pain and vomiting etc. Skin diseases - This herb is very beneficial in the treatment of skin diseases like eczema, scabies, psoriasis and leprosy.
It helps in healing of skin. It also provides relief in itching, redness and burning sensation. Share On.
Pharmacological Review On Caesalpinia Crista : An Overview