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Agnimantha – Benefits, Dosage, Uses and Side effects

Agnimantha as the name suggests Agni – Fire and Mantha – churning was the tree whose barks were rubbed against each other to induce fire. It is one of the Dashamoola.

 

 

 

Agnimantha — 

Botanical Name – Premna integrifolia
Family – Verbinaceae

 

Names in different language –

Kannada – Arani, Taggi
Marathi – Chamari
Tamil – Munnai
Telugu – Gabbunelli

 

 

The Leaves of this tree are glossy and elongated having a color of Dark green above and light green underneath. The flowers are greenish white or whitish in color. The fruits are about 5 mm in width and round in shape.

The medicinal parts are – Roots, Leaves and Bark

 

 

Agnimantha Benefits –

  • The Root tea or kashaya improves appetite and aids in proper digestion.
  • The decoction is used as a sitz bath to relieve pain occurring in haemorrhoids.
  • The Juice of the leaves help in reducing weight and improves metabolism
  • The leaves are a little warmed and applied will reduce the severe pain.
  • The decoction of roots has been useful in Diabetes.
  • The bark is made into a paste with milk and this paste helps reduce freckles.

Side Effects –

There are no known side effects of this medicinal tree.

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