Amlavetasa is one of the most potent herbs used for treatment purposes in Ayurveda and is popularly known as Common sorel. It is found through out India especially in Northern India. The plant is used to treat numerous diseases. Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Amlavetasa for the treatment of diseases caused by the vitiation of Vata and Kapha doshas as the plant is found to be Kapha Vata alleviating. The herb is used in conditions like Cough , Asthma, Haemorrhoids etc by Ayurvedatarian. Amlavetasa contains Phytoconstituents like garcinol , cambogin, pedunalol etc which aids in it’s carminative and digestant actions.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Garcinia pedunculata 

Family :  Clusiaceae 

Habitat: All over India

Parts used

  • Fruit Leaves 

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Dipaniya varga(Carminative)

Susruta Samhita – Amla gana

Pharmacological action

  • Digestant 
  • Carminative 
  • Cardiotonic 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Dipana (Carminative )
  • Kasahara (alleviate cough )
  • Bhedana (Laxative )

Therapeutic indications

  • Haemorrhoids (Arsas )- Powder of Amlavetasa is taken along with hot water in Haemorrhoids on daily basis.
  • Indigestion (Pacana)- Intake of powder of Amlavetasa alleviates indigestion.


Powder (curna)- 5 g

Juice (Swarasa)- 10 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. 


  • Vyosadi vati
  • Hingvadi vati
  • Lavana bhaskara curna

Morphology :

A tall tree with spreading branches. Leaves are obovate. Flowers are light green. Fruits are sub globose .

Vernacular names of Amlavetasa

English – Common sorel

Hindi- Amlaveda

Malayalam – Nerinjampuli 

Sanskrit – Amlavetasa 


  • Satavedhi
  • Sahasravedhi 


Rasa- Amla(Sour) Kashaya (Astringent )

Guna-  Laghu (light)

Vipaka- Amla(Sour) 

Virya-  Ushna (hot)

अम्लवेतसमत्यम्लं भेदनंलघुदीपनम्

हृद्रोगशूलगुल्मघ्नं  पित्तलं लोमहर्षणम्

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Amradi phala varga-shloka 144)

Amlavetasa is Vata Kapha alleviating because of it’s properties like sour taste and hot potency. The herb is used to treat diseases caused by Vata and Kapha doshas like Fever, Indigestion and Haemorrhoids etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Amlavetasa 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 are the uses of Amlavetasa curna?

   Amlavetasa curna is used effectively in Indigestion .

2)What is the scientific name of Amlavetasa?

Botanical name of Amlavetasa is Garcinia pedunculata 


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