Siddha Tamil Kattuulandu

Action ► Fruit—astringent, stomachic, febrifugal; also used as a nervine tonic in tuberculosis, haemoptysis, rheumatism and paralysis. Considered invigorating in Indian medicine.

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia ofIn-dia recommends the plant in spermatorrhoea.

In Ayurvedic texts, Maashaparni and Mudgaparni together form a group of rejuvenating drugs.

Mudgaparni is equated with Phaseo-lus trilobus. Maashaparni and Maasha (Vigna mungo) are different drugs.

Dosage ► Whole plant—5-10 g powder. (API, Vol.III.)

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