Madanaphala

  Madanaphala is a small tree that grows through out India. The plant is commonly known as Emetic nut and is used to induce emesis (Vamana) to alleviate many disorders. The best Ayurveda Doctor in the world, Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Madanaphala for the treatment of diseases caused by the vitiation of Vata Kapha doshas as the herb is Vata Kapha samaka in it’s action. Madanaphala is used to treat numerous diseases including Skin disorder , Ulcer, Fever etc. Nowadays it is also used as an antiinflammatory , antibacterial and antiviral agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like saponins, dumetoronin, pectin etc.


General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Randia dumetorum         

Family :  Rubiaceae 

Habitat: Through out India 


Parts used

  • Fruits Seeds


Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Asthapanopaga varga (used for Enema )

Susruta Samhita – Aragwadhadi gana


Pharmacological action

  • Antibacterial 
  • Antiviral 
  • Antiinflammatory 
  • Antifungal 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda


  • Vamaka (emetic )
  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
  • Krimighna (kills worms)
  • Kushtaghna (Alleviate skin disorders)



Therapeutic indications

  • To induce Emesis (Vamanartha) -  Madanaphala is the best herb to induce vomiting without any complications.
  • Fever(Jwara) – Madanaphala mixed with Pepper and taken internally to alleviate Jwara and sore throat

Dosage

Powder (Churna) – 500 m 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. 


Formulations 

  • Madanadi lepa



Morphology :

A shrub or small tree with decussate spines. Leaves are obovate. Inflorescence is axillary cyme. Flowers are white. Fruits are Berry.


Vernacular names 


English – Emetic nut

Hindi- Mainphal

Malayalam – Manga kai

Sanskrit – Madanaphala 



Synonyms 


  • Rata
  • Vamana
  • Pinditaka
  • Phala




Rasapanchaka of Madanaphala


Rasa-  Kashaya (Astringent ) Tikta (Bitter )Sweet (Madhura)

Guna-  Laghu (light)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)

Virya-  ushna (hot)

Prabhava – Vamaka (Emetic)

मदनो मधुरस्तिक्तो वीर्योष्णो लेखनो लघुः

वान्तिकृद्विद्रधिहरः प्रतिश्यायव्रणान्तकः ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Haritakyadi varga-shloka 161)

  Madanaphala is Vata Kapha dosha reducing because of it’s properties like Katu vipaka and Hot potency . The herb is mainly used to alleviate diseases caused by Kapha dosha like Ulcerations, Dysentery etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda Doctor Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Madanaphala for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Vata. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.


Frequently asked Questions


1)What is the dose of Madanaphala for emetic action?

   Dose of Madanaphala is 3-6 g for an adult

2)What is the scientific name of Madanaphala ?

Botanical name of  is Randia dumetorum       


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