Rohitaka is a small tree that grows through out India especially in Western parts. The herb is commonly known as Honey tree and have many therapeutic uses. Dr.Varun Ram Raj the best Ayurveda doctor in India uses the herb Rohitaka for the treatment diseases caused by the vitiation of Pitta Kapha doshas as the herb is Pitta Kapha samaka in it’s action. Rohitaka is used to treat numerous diseases including Hepatomegaly , Splenomegaly etc. Nowadays it is also used as an antibacterial , antifungal and diuretic agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like napthoquionone, flavonols , phytosterol etc.
General aspects and geography
Botanical name : Tecoma undulata
Family : Bignonaceae
Habitat: Through out India
- Stem bark
Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks
Charaka Samhita – not mentioned
Susruta Samhita – not mentioned
Medicinal property according to Ayurveda
- Vibandahara (laxative )
- Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
- Krimighna (kills worms)
- Visaghna (Antipoisonous )
- Anaemia (Pandu)- Paste prepared from stem bark of Rohitaka is given internally to alleviate Anaemia.
- Hepatomegaly (Yakrthodara)- Decoction prepared from Rohitaka is beneficial in alleviating Hepatomegaly and Splenomegaly.
Powder (Churna) – 2 g
Decoction (Kwatha ) – 60 ml
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.
- Rohitaka ghrtha
- Rohitaka lauha
A small tree with drooping branches. Leaves are oblong. Flowers are yellow. Fruits are capsules. Inflorescence is corymbose.
Vernacular names of Rohitaka
English – Honey tree
Malayalam – Entu
Sanskrit – Rohitaka
Rasa- Kashaya (Astringent ) Tikta (Bitter )
Guna- Laghu (light)
Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)
Virya- Sita (cold)
रोहितक:प्लीहाघाती रुच्योरक्तप्रसादनः ।
(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Vatadi varga-shloka 35)
Rohitaka is Pitta Kapha samaka because of it’s properties astringent taste and cold potency . The herb is used to alleviate diseases caused by Pitta and Kapha doshas like Splenomegaly and Anaemia etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda Doctor Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Rohitaka for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Pitta and also for protection Liver and Spleen. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.
Frequently asked Questions
1)What are the uses of Rohitaka powder ?
Used for alleviating Anaemia
2)What is the scientific name of Rohitaka ?
Botanical name of Rohitaka is Tecoma undulata.