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Herb Information
Name: Cobra's Saffron
Biological Name: Mesua ferrea, Mesua Roxburghii, Mesua coromandalina

Clusiaceae

Other Names: Cobra's Saffron, Nagakesara, Nagkeshar

Cobra Saffron, Nagachempakam, Nagakesara, Nangu

Description:

This herb is found in India.

Parts Used: Flower buds, flowers, fruit, seed, root, bark, oil
Medicinal Applications

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Bark-aromatic, sudorific, tonic

Oleo-resin from bark: aromatic, demulcent

Blossoms (fresh) -stomachic, bitter, aromatic, sudorific

Blossoms (dried) -stomachic, stimulant, carminative

Root-aromatic, sudorific, tonic

Unripe fruit - aromatic, acrid, purgative

Uses

The leaves are applied to the head in the form of a poultice for severe colds. Oil from the seeds is used for sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism. The root of this herb is often used as an antidote for snake poison. The dried flowers are used for bleeding hemorrhoids and dysentery with mucus. Fresh flowers are also prescribed for excessive thirst, excessive perspiration, cough, and for indigestion.

Safety:

No information about the safety of this herb is available.

Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.

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