Saptachakra (Salacia reticulata) is an Ayurvedic herb which is utilized to treat weight, heaps, dysmenorrhea, hepatomegaly and confined swelling related with torment.
Latin name – Salacia reticulata
Names in various dialects:
Hindi name- Saptarangi
English name – Chinese salacia, Lolly berry,
Kannada name – Ekanayaka, Ekanayakana Balli
Bengali name- Dimal
Marati name- Ingali
Goa/Konkani name – Satagunda
Tamil name- Koranti
Malayalam name- Cheru kuranti
Saptachakra plant is a major climbing bush or little tree becoming fiercely through – out India. The blossoms are light yellow in shading. The new root display distinctive hues; thus the Hindi name Saptarangi.
The root bark contains proantho-cyanidins, comprising of monomeric leucopelargonidin, triterpenoids, mangiferine, phlobatannin and glucosidal tannins. The stem of the plant contains gutta, dulcitol and proanthocyanidin comprising of dimer of leucopelargonidin.
Uses of Saptachakra (Salacia reticulata)
- The glue of the base of saptachakra is connected locally to alleviate swelling and torment.
- The powder of the base of saptachakra is given in a measurements of 5-6 g to treat dysmenorrhea.
- The powder of the root is given in a dosage of 4-5 g to treat diabetes.
- The decoction of the root bark is given in a dosage of 40-50 ml in isolated measurements to control over the top sweating.
- The root glue of the plant Salacia reticulate is connected over the outside heaps to treat it.
- The decoction of the plant is given as an uterine stimulant in a dosage of 25-30 ml day by day.
Safeguard: The decoction of the plant saptachakra may cause fetus removal if given in an extensive measurements or for long length of time. Subsequently the admission of the herb ought to be abstained from amid pregnancy.