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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.

Medical benefits:

  • 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.

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