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Biological Name: Glandulae rottlerae, Croton coccineum, Mallotus philippinensis, Croton punctatus, Croton philippinesisKamala

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Other Names: Kapila, Sindooramaram, Kamala, Kuramedakku, Rechanaka, Kunrangumanjal, Raktang, Korangumanjanati

Additional Info: Kamala belongs to Spurge family and is an evergreen bush indigenous to Australia, India and other areas across the globe. Its medical characteristics are marked in ancient herbal scriptures of India.

Elements Applied: Hairs and glands taken from fruits or capsules are used in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is used to kill helminthes, to boost sexual desire, and relieve constipation.

It is often applied in form of powder, made by pounding capsules or fruits. Its powder is applied in eye conditions. Conventionally, Kamala has been applied to kill tapeworms. As an internal remedy, Kamala is capable of eliminating leprosy sores.

Plant powder is also employed in the production of orange dye for silk clothes.

Preparation and Intake: Mature fruit is spread over a cloth and beaten until reaching even consistency. It may also be ground between palms.

Safety: Before reaching the intended results, the herb may lead to gripping or nausea.

There is no further data concerning the herb’s safety level. Exercise care. Ayurvedic plants are commonly combined with other herbal remedies to reduce the toxic effect one of them may produce on the organism. Speak to your health-care provider before using it.