Health Benefits of Indrayan
The pulp of the fruit is described as bitter, acrid, cathartic and useful in biliousness, constipation, fever and worms. The root of the plant is considered cathartic and useful in jaundice, ascites, enlargements of the abdominal viscera, urinary diseases, rheumatism, etc. An oil prepared from the seeds of Indian colocynth, is used for blackening grey hairs. A poultice of the root is said to be useful in inflammation of the breasts.
Dose of Indrayan in Medicine
Jvaraghni Gulika: Take mercury one part; sulphur, colocynth pulp, cardamoms, long pepper, chebulic myrobalan, and pellitory root, each 4 parts. Rub these ingredients with the juice of indravaruni root and make into pills weighing about 20 grains each. These pills are administered with the fresh juice of gulancha in recent fever. They move the bowels and reduce the fever.
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