Kampillaka is commonly known as Indian kamala. The plant have numerous medicinal properties and is used in alleviating many diseases. Dr.Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Kampillaka in conditions involving the vitiation of Kapha and Vata doshas as it alleviates these doshas. The herb is used to treat conditions like Worm infestation , Diabetes , Constipation etc. Kampillaka is also used as purgative , cathartic etc as it contains Phytoconstituents like bergenin, sitosterol etc.

General aspects and Geography

Botanical name : Mallotus Philippinensis        

Family :  Euphorbiaceae 

Habitat: Found through out India

Parts used

  • Fruits

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda Textbooks

Charaka Samhita – not mentioned 

Susruta Samhita – Syamadi gana

Pharmacological action

  • Purgative 
  • Anthelmintic 
  • Cathartic

Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Mehahara (Reduces diabetes )
  • Visaghna (Antipoisonous )
  • Recana (purgative )
  • Vranahara(Heals ulcers )

Therapeutic indications

  • Wound (Ulcers)- Oil processed with Kampillaka is used to apply on wound to promote healing
  • Haemetometra (Raktagulma)- The powder of Kampillaka is mixed with sugar and honey and is taken internally.


Powder (Churna) – 2 g

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Kampillaka churnam 
  • Kampillaka taila

Morphology :

A small much branched tree with ovate leaves. Inflorescence are rusty pubescent. Flowers are small. Fruits are capsule.

Vernacular names of Kampillaka

English – Indian kamala 

Hindi- kambila

Malayalam – kampippala

Sanskrit -Kampillaka 


  • Karkasa
  • Chandra 
  • Recana 


Rasa- Katu (Acrid ) 

Guna-  Laghu (Light)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid ) 

Virya- ushna (hot )

काम्पिल्लः कफपित्तास्त्रकृमिगुल्मोदरव्रणान्

 हन्ति रेची कटूष्णश्च मेहानाहविषाश्मनुत् ।। 

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Haritakyadi varga-shloka 147)

  Kampillaka alleviate Vata Kapha doshas because of its properties like hot potency and Acrid taste. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr.Varun Ram Raj, uses the herb Kampillaka to treat numerous diseases including Worm infestation and Diabetes and also conducts researches on the herb to prepare new combinations of medicines to cure diseases effectively. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Kampillaka churna?

According to Ayurvedic textbooks, Kampillaka churna can be used to treat worms especially in childrens.

  1. What is the Dosage of Kampillaka churna?

          Kampillaka churna can be taken internally at a dose of 2 g  for an adult and 1g for childrens.


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