Botanical Name: Clerodendrum indicum/ Clerodendrum serratum
English Name: Blue Glory
Hindi Name: Bharangi
Common Name: Bharangi, kasaghni
Bharangi literally meaning ‘glorious’, is a woody medicinal shrub native to tropical and warm temperate regions, found throughout forests of India up to an altitude of 1500m. It is quiet beneficial for respiratory disorders like common cold, cough, asthma, chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and other chronic respiratory problems. It is also known for its antipyretic properties so used for relief from fever and hyper-pyrexia. For ages, it has been used to restore the health of the lungs and give good swara (rhythm or sound) to the voice. It is also an appetizer, laxative and digests ‘ama’, thus beneficial in anorexia, tumours and distaste. It also acts as a potent blood purifier.
Pureesha sangrahaniya – group of herbs that increases bulk of feces
Sushrut samhita – Pippalyadi gana
Ashtanga Sangraha – Pippalyadi gana
Ashtanga Hrudaya – Akradi and Sursadi gana
Energetics of Bharangi
According to Ayurveda
Rasa (taste) : Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter)
Guna (physical property) : Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry)
Virya (potency ) : Ushna (Hot)
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) : Katu (pungent)
Effect on Tridosha : It balances kapha and vata doshas. Promotes pitta dosha.
Parts used: roots, leaves
The leaves of Bharangi carry flavonoids namely scutellarein (0.5%), hispidulin (0.1%) and their 7-O-glucuronides; and sterols. Flowers contain triterpenoids and beta-sitosterol. Plant contains mannitol, b-sitosterol. Bark contains three triterpenoid constituents- queretaroic acid, oleonolic acid, and serratagenic acid, hexitol and sorbitol.
Shwasahara– used in treatment of asthma and chronic respiratory diseases.
Kaphapaha – acts as mucolytic, break down mucus and eases it out of lungs.
Gulmahara – uses in abdominal tumors.
Jvarahara – helpful in fever
Vatarakta – used in gout
Yakshmahara – treatment of chronic respiratory conditions, tuberculosis
Peenasahara – used in rhinitis
Deepani – improves digestion strength
Shophahara – useful in inflammatory conditions
Vranashophahara – useful in abscess, infected wounds
Krimighna – useful in warm infestation
Dahahara – useful in burning sensation
- Antipyretic(reduces fever)
- Antihistaminic (inhibits the physiological effects of histamine, used especially in the treatment of allergies.)
- Anti-inflammatory(reduces swelling and pain)
- Antioxidant(prevents or slow damage to cells )
- Antimicrobial(kills microorganisms or stops their growth)
- Antiasthmatic(relieves the symptoms of asthma)
- Anticarcinogenic(cancer protective)
- Antitumor(inhibiting/ preventing the formation or growth of tumors)
- Bronchodilator(causes dilation of the bronchial tubes by relaxing bronchial muscle)
Bharangi is very helpful in chronic respiratory problems including Asthma, Bronchitis, and Tuberculosis. It acts as an expectorant, thus used in respiratory issues like cold, cough and for hoarseness of voice. It also acts as a decongestant. In case of asthma, it is given to reduce the attacks of dyspnoea. It is an excellent bronchodilator. It has mucolytic action – it breaks down phlegm, mucus and oozes extra mucous out of the body.
Bharangi is an appetizer, thus useful in anorexia. It is effectively used in indigestion, intestinal gas, stomach problems, stomach infection, hiccups. It boosts overall digestive health. It is also beneficial in food poisoning. It has laxative action also.
Bharangi is very useful in rheumatic conditions, gout and painful joints.
Bharangi is very helpful in treating liver diseases including Jaundice.
Bharangi is a good blood purifier and beneficial to treat skin diseases, boils, herpes. It is also used in erysipelas (bacterial infection in the upper layer of the skin).
Bharangi is widely used in menstrual disorders specially amenorrhea (lack of ‘periods’ (menstrual cycles)). It can also be used in cysts and uterine fibroids.
- Promotes wound healing
- Thyroid problem, goitre
- Muscular pain, muscular problem in kids
- Headache, migraine, cephalalgia
- Eye problems like ophthalmia
- As it has anti-helminthic properties, it cures worm infestations.
- Oedema – Bharangi vitiates blood, eliminates the obstruction in the circulatory channels and alleviates swelling.
- Abdominal tumors
Why Ayurveda24 Bharangi?
Concentrated with 250 mg extract of Bharangi
Less dosage – one capsule a day will be sufficient.
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