The Kutaj plant is a deciduous shrub or small tree.
It has simple, elliptical leaves and produces white or pale yellow flowers.
The plant typically grows to a height of 1-3 meters.
It bears fruits that are cylindrical, slender, and pointed, containing numerous seeds.
The Kutaj plant contains several bioactive compounds, including alkaloids like conessine and holarrhenine.
These alkaloids are responsible for its medicinal properties
In Ayurvedic medicine, Kutaj is considered a valuable herb with various medicinal properties.
It is known for its astringent, anti-diarrheal, and anti-dysenteric properties.
Kutaj is often used to treat gastrointestinal disorders, particularly diarrhea and dysentery.
It is also considered a digestive stimulant and can help in cases of indigestion.
• post-digestive taste. Rasa (Taste): The taste of Kutaj is sharp and bitter.
• Guna (Quality): Kutaj possesses qualities that are sharp and light.
• Virya (Potency): It has a cooling potency.
• Vipak (Post-digestive taste): Kutaj has a pungent
4.Anti-inflammatory Effects: The plant has been used to reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal
tract, which can help alleviate symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis.
6 Digestive: In addition to its anti-diarrheal effects, Kutaj may help improve digestion and alleviate symptoms of indigestion.
7.Anti-helminthic (Anti-worm) Properties: Kutaj has been traditionally used to treat parasitic worm infestations in the digestive system.
8.Skin Disorders: In some traditional medicine systems, Kutaj is applied topically to treat certain skin disorders, such as eczema and psoriasis.