English: Cowitch or Cowhage plant
Plant part used: Seeds, root, legumes
Characteristic : Annual climbing shrub common in the tropics of India, legume are eaten as vegetable
Systems: Nervous, reproductive
Action: Anthelmintic, Aphrodisiac, astringent, nervine, tonic, rejuvenative,(root is nervine/tonic)
Uses: Seeds – Main herb for parkinson’s. One of the best tonics and aphrodisiacs for reproductive system. Indisgestion, colic, debility, edema, impotence, infertility, leukorrhea, menorrhagia, roundworm,spermatorrhea. Generally, it is used with amalaki, ashwaghandha, shatavari,goksura, black and white musali to make pills and jellies. Roots-fevers, edema, elephantiasis (externally), nervous disorders, including facial paralysis.
Precautions: Do not use when congested