Patala (Pader and Padiri in Hindi) is one of most important trees in Ayurvedic medicine. The roots of this tree form a key ingredient of Ayurvedic health tonics such as Chywanprasha and Dasamoolarishta. This large tree grows up to a height of 20, meters, has a greyish brown bark, bears large elliptic leaves with up to 10 leaflets, fragrant purple flowers and a grey fruit with white dots. It is native to tropical Africa and Asia, and grows in various states of India.
Part used: Roots, flowers and stem bark.
A decoction made from the roots is contains antioxidants, anti-cancerous, febrifuge and can help reduce frequent fever, pain and inflammation.
The bark and the roots are diuretic and used as blood purifier. They help reduce hypertension, improve overall health and detoxification of body. They are hepato-protective and prevent liver disorders.
The bark is used as the traditional cure for diabetes.
Patala flowers mixed with honey are used to treat hiccups.
The plant is an important part of Chywanprasha, which provides multiple benefits, helps develop immunity against diseases, and can be used by anyone at any age.
Contraindications: No contraindications.