Talisapatra is one of the most potent herbs used in Ayurveda owing to it’s medicinal properties. The herb is commonly known as Himalayan Yew. The plant grows on the high mountains and hence the name given. Dr.Varun Ram Raj, the best Ayurveda Doctor in the world, of Ayurvedatarian uses Talisapatra for the treatment of disorders involving vitiation of all the doshas (Vata Pitta and Kapha ) as the plant is Tridosha hara in nature. Talisapatra is used in conditions like Cough , Anorexia etc. The herb contains Phytoconstituents like taxinine, betulosides etc which aids in it’s carminative and stomachic actions.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Abies webbiana

Family :  Coniferae 

Habitat: High mountains 

Parts used

  • Leaves

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – not mentioned 

Susruta Samhita – not mentioned 

Pharmacological action

  • Carminative 
  • Anticancer 
  • Antimicrobial 
  • Expectorant 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Dipana ( Carminative )
  • Rucikara (alleviate anorexia)
  • Kasahara (alleviate cough )
  • Pacana (Digestant)

Therapeutic indications

  • Cough (Kasa)- Powder of Talisapatra is taken internally at any time to alleviate Cough
  • Anorexia (Aruci)- Tablets prepared from Talisapatra is taken to alleviate Anorexia.


Powder (curna)- 3 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. 


  • Talisapatradi curna
  • Talisadi gutika 

Morphology :

A small sized tree with fluted stems. Leaves are linear. Inflorescence is catkin. Fruits are bright red.

Vernacular names of Talisapatra

English – Himalayan Yew

Hindi- Birmi

Malayalam – Talisapatram

Sanskrit – Talisapatra 


  • Dhatripatra 
  • Patradya


Rasa- Tikta (bitter) Madhura(Sweet)

Guna-  Guru (heavy )

Vipaka- Madhura(Sweet)

Virya-  Ushna ( Hot )

तालीसं लघु तीक्ष्णोष्णं श्वासकासकफानिलान्

 निहन्त्यरुचिगुल्मामवन्हिमांद्य क्षयामयान् ||

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu – Karpuradi varga-shloka 115)

Talisapatra is Tridosha hara because of it’s properties like sweet taste and Hot potency. The herb is used to alleviate diseases like Cough , Anorexia, Indigestion etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Talisapatra for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha, Vata and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Talisapatra churna?

Used in alleviating Cough and Anorexia.

  1. Which family Talisapatra belongs to?



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