Velvet Leaf

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Biological Name: Cissampelos pareiraVelvet Leaf

Other Names: Jal Jamni, Harjori, Velvet Leaf, Patha, Laghu Pata

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to Sri Lanka and India.

Elements Applied: Leaves, bark and root are applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to induce urination, relieve stomach conditions, and act as a bitter principle, stimulating the digestive tract.

The range of conditions, in which Velvet Leaf is applied, includes urinary conditions, kidney inflammations, indigestion, fevers, edema, dysentery, diarrhea, Bright’s disease, and bladder disorders.

The herb is commonly applied as part of an Ayurvedic medicine Laghu Pata, intended to relieve colic.

Preparation and Intake: The remedy is commonly used in form of extracts, powders, and decoctions.

Safety: There is no data concerning the herb’s safety level. Exercise care. Ayurvedic medicine employs the practice of mixing herbs, to eliminate the toxic effect one of them may produce on the organism. Take the plant only under medical control.