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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Shati  
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English: White turmeric  
Botanical: Curcuma zedoaria  
Hindi: Kachur, Amb halad, Gandhmul  
Telugu: Kachura  
Common names: Kichili kilangu, Poolakilangu, Kachor, Sati, Kacholam, Kachoralu.  
Family name: Zingiberaceae  

2. Parts used:

  • Roots

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Blend of spice and bitter.
  • Vipaka: Spicy.
  • Veerya: Ushana veerya.

4. Uses:

  • It is a good blood purifier.
  • It is an antiseptic, Cooling, aromatic by nature.
  • The paste heals wounds.
  • It is used in hair oils for fragnance.
  • Kachora is good remedy for Sannipata fevers.
  • It balances kapha dosha.
  • This is a medicine for cough.
  • It removes intestinal gases.
  • Good for digestion.
  • It is a mild expectorant, carminative.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Sugandhi: The plant with good smell.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Stambhani: Which prevents premature ejaculation.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam, Basabarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli.

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