Amra or Mango and Ayurveda

 Amra is a large tree that grows through out India. The herb alleviates many diseases and fruit of Amra is regarded as the King of fruits, hence the name given. The herb is commonly known as Mango tree and have many therapeutic uses. The best doctor, Dr.Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Amra for the treatment diseases caused by the vitiation of Pitta Kapha doshas as the herb is Pitta Kapha alleviating in it’s action. Amra is used to treat numerous diseases including Diabetes , Fever, Vomiting etc. Nowadays it is also used as an antibacterial , antipyretic and diuretic agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like mangiferin, gallic acid, mangiferone etc.


General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Mangifera indica          

Family :  Anacardiaceae 

Habitat: Through out India 


Parts used

  • Whole plant


Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Chardinigrahana varga (Antiemetic )

Susruta Samhita – not mentioned 


Pharmacological action

  • Antibacterial 
  • Antipyretic 
  • Diuretic 

 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda


  • Vrishya (Aphrodisiac)
  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
  • Chardighna (Antiemetic )




Therapeutic indications

  • Vomiting (Chardi )- Decoction prepared from tender leaves of Amra is taken internally to alleviate Vomiting.
  • Fever (Jwara)- Juice of Mango leaves is taken with honey to alleviate Fever.

Dosage

Powder (Churna) – 3 g

Juice (Swarasa)-  5-15 ml

Decoction (Kwatha ) – 40 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. 

Formulations 

  • Pushyanuga curna
  • Amrasthyadi leha
  • Amradi kwatha


Morphology :

A large tree. Leaves are lanceolate . Flowers have disagreeable odour . Fruits are drupe . Inflorescence is panicle .


Vernacular names of Amra


English – Mango tree 

Hindi- Aam 

Malayalam – Maavu

Sanskrit – Amra 



Synonyms 


  • Rasala
  • Atisourabha
  • Madhuphala

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