Syonaka is commonly known as Indian trumpet. The plant have numerous medicinal properties and is used in alleviating many diseases. The herb is very efficacious and is used in case of Oedema hence the name given. Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Syonaka in conditions involving the vitiation of Kapha and Vata doshas as it alleviates these doshas. The herb is used to treat conditions like Diarrhoea , Ascites, Indigestion etc. Syonaka is also used as a Stomachic , Antibacterial agent etc as it contains Phytoconstituents like chrysin, arginine etc.

General aspects and Geography

Botanical name : Oroxylum indicum            

Family :  Bignonaceae 

Habitat: Found through out India

Parts used

  • Root bark

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda Textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Sothahara varga (Antiinflammatory )

Susruta Samhita – Ambasthadi gana

Pharmacological action

  • Antiinflammatory 
  • Antibacterial 
  • Stomachic 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Dipana (Carminative)
  • Grahi (Constipative)
  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
  • Pacana (Digestive)

Therapeutic indications

  • Ascites (Udara)- Internal administration of Oil prepared from Syonaka alleviates Ascites
  • Diarrhoea (Atisara)- Juice of Syonaka if taken internally will alleviate Diarrhoea.


Powder (Churna) – 3 g

Decoction – 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. 


  • Dasamula kashaya
  • Dasamula ghrtha

Morphology :

A small tree with light brown bark. Leaves are ovate. Inflorescence is raceme. Fruits are capsule. Flowers are purple.

Vernacular names of Syonaka 

English – Indian trumpet 

Hindi- Snapatha

Malayalam – Peyyam

Sanskrit -Syonaka 


  • Sonaka
  • Nata
  • Kutannata 



Rasa- Tikta (Bitter)

Guna-  Ruksa (Dry)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid ) 

Virya- Ushna (hot )

श्योनाको दीपनः पाके कटुकस्तुवरो हिमः

ग्राहीतिक्तोऽनिलश्लेष्मपित्तकासप्रणाशनः ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Guducyadi varga-shloka 26)

   Syonaka alleviate Vata Kapha doshas because of its properties like hot potency and Acrid taste. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, uses the herb Syonaka to treat numerous diseases including Diarrhoea and Ascites 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 Syonaka churna?

According to Ayurvedic textbooks, Syonaka churna can be used to treat Indigestion and Diarrhoea.

  1. What is the Dosage of Syonaka churna?

         Syonaka  churna can be taken at a dose of 1-3 g internally.


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