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Pentacare Kutaja Churna


Kutaja is a very famous herb used in treating diarrhoea etc.

Medicinal qualities of Kutaja –

Rasa (taste) –  Tikta (bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna (qualities) – Laghu (lightness),  Rooksha (dryness)

Veerya – Sheeta – cold potency

Vipaka – Katu – Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.

Effect on Tridosha – It balances Kapha and Pitta.

Parts Used – Bark, leaves, seeds, flowers.

Kutaja seeds are called as Indrayava. Wherever in Ayurveda textbooks, Indrayava is mentioned, there Kutaja seeds are taken as ingredient.

Dosage –

Powder 3-6 grams in divided dose in a day is the maximum dose.

Its water decoction (Kashaya) is given in a dose of 50 – 100 ml per day.


Kushta, Atisara Jantujit – useful in skin diseases, diarrhoea and intestinal worms.

Gudakeelaka – cures piles

Vatasra – treats gout

Shramahara – relieves tiredness

Lohitanashana – detoxifies blood

Parts used are:

leaf, stem and seeds.