Fever Nut / Kalarchikai (Raw)
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai
Hindi - Kantakareja, Kantkarej, Gajga, Katkaranj, Naktamala Tamil - Kalarchikai, Kazhar Shikkay Telugu - Gachakaya, Gacha Kaya, Thellagachha, Gatsakai Kannada - Gajjiga, Gajjuga, Gajaga-Kayi, Gajikekayi, Gajjege, Heggajjiga, Sanna Gajjuga Malayalam - Kazhanji, Kalanchik Karu, Kazhanchik Karu
Sanskrit - Putikaranja, Kantaki Karanj, Kuberaksha, Latakaranja, Putikaranja Common English Names - Bonduc Nut, Fever Nut Botanical Name - Caesalpinia Bonducella
This package has 100% pure and organic Fever Nut / Kalarchikai with out any chemicals or preservatives.
About Fever Nut / Kalarchikai :
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai is a coarse climbing vine (5-15m long) to a prickly shrub. They can be found in hotter places in India, Sri Lanka and Burma. These trees grow on waste grounds and on coastal areas.
The plant is armed with hooked prickles. Flowers in a cluster (up to 50 cm long) yellow with reddish streaks. Flowers are of one sex only. The fruit pods (6-9 cm long) armed with numerous rigid spines. The fruit splits open when ripe to reveal 1-2 seeds which are oval, smooth and grey.
Seed coat is hard, glossy and greenish to ash grey in color and is traversed by circular and vertical faint markings of the cracks, forming uniform rectangular to squarish rectulations all over the surface. Seed is exalbuminous.
The kernel surface is furrowed and ridged, hard, pale yellowish, white circular to oval, flattened and about 1.23 – 1.75 cm in diameter. Taste is bitter and odor is nauseating and unpleasant. Fever Nut / Kalarchikai is pantropical.
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai is used by traditional Siddha physicians in Malabar regions for psoriasis treatment. The common names of Kalarchikai are Caesalpinia Bonducella, fever nut, Bonduc nut. In Hindi it is known with the names Kankarej, Katikaranjana and the Sanskrit name is Kuberakshi.
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai is the seed from the Caesalpinia bonduc plant, a vining shrub native to India. The seeds of the Caesalpinia bonduc are used in herbal medicine, including the fever nut extract. The plant produces seed pods, which contain 1-2 fever nut seeds per pod. Fever nut and the seed extract are used primarily for alleviating infection symptoms such as high fever and sweating. Traditionally, fever nut has treated malaria and intestinal worms and parasites. The fever nut’s seed extract has been studied for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving health benefits. For this reason, fever nut is considered a good remedy for arthritis and various other muscles and joint pains.
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai is very important herb with wonderful medicinal uses and health benefits. It is very famous in Tamil Nadu for treating pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome), irregular periods, preventing cancer of many types including thyroid cancer and also for aiding weight loss especially caused due to pcos as it helps regulate estrogen levels. The botanical name of kalarchikai is Caesalpinia Bonducella. It is called Gajga in Hindi, fever nut in English, Angarhavallari in Sanskrit, Gajjiga in Kannada, Kazhanchi in Malayalam, Mulluthige in Telugu, Katukaranja in Marathi and Gila in Oriya.
Amazing Health Benefits & Traditional Uses of Fever Nut / Kalarchikai :
For Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) :
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai is very famous in Tamil Nadu for treating pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) and though it has many other uses, it is mainly used for treating pcos and its many side effects including irregular periods and also for aiding weight loss. This because it reduces estrogen levels which is usually elevated in people who are suffering from poly cystic ovarian syndrome. It does it by inhibiting estrogen secretion. Fever Nut / Kalarchikai has been traditionally used as a uterine stimulant and is extensively used for treating many problems that women regularly face including painful periods, poly cystic ovarian syndrome and also to cleanse the uterus
For Fever :
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai has been used for reducing fever and pain by many tribal people for a long time. Consuming Fever Nut / Kalarchikai when we are having fever reduces both fever and body pain that is usually common during fevers. It also helps reduce inflammation effectively too. Fever Nut / Kalarchikai is used extensively for treating malaria.
For Asthma :
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai has anti asthma properties, it has been used for it from ancient times. Fever Nut / Kalarchikai inhibits parameters that leads to asthma.
Precaution of Fever Nut / Kalarchikai :
Fever Nut / Kalarchikai is best avoided completely during pregnancy and also while breast feeding. Though it is a safe herb, it is best to take it in the suggested dosage.
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