Chandrasur – Lepidum sativum


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Botanical name – Lepidum sativum

Family name – Cruciferae

English name – Garden Cress

Common name – Chandrasur

Synonyms – Chandrika, Charmahantri, Nandini, Karvi, Bhadra, Deergabija.

Habit – Annual erect herb.

Useful Parts – Seeds.

Common Uses – The seeds are bitter, aperients, stimulant, tonic, demulcent, thermogenic, depurative, aphrodisiac, carminative, galactagogue, emmenagogue, a stimulant of bile function, and a cough reliever. The leaves are mild stimulant and diuretic, useful in scorbutic diseases and in liver complaints. The roots are bitter, acrid and are useful in the treatment of secondary syphilis and tenesmus and used as a condiment.

Indications – Abdominal tumor, skin disorders, hiccup, pain due to injury, eye disorders, diarrhea, pain, cough, dyspnoea, tumors, hepatomegaly, and spleenomegaly.

Product description – Chandrasur Capsule and Powder, Chaturbeeja Powder.