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  • Karanj – करंज – Indian Beech – Pongamia glabra

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    Karanj | Indian Beech

    Scientific Name : Pongamia pinnata or Millettia pinnata

    Ayurvedic classification of Karanj (Pongamia pinnata):

    Ayurvedic Classification Description
    Rasa (taste) Bitter and astringent
    Guna (qualities) Light, dry, sharp
    Virya (potency) Cooling
    Vipaka (post-digestive effect) Pungent
    Dosha effect Balances Pitta and Kapha doshas
    Karma (actions) Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, analgesic, purgative, and diuretic
    Dhatu (tissue) affinity Works primarily on the blood, muscle, and fat tissues
    Srotas (channel) affinity Works primarily on the circulatory, urinary, and digestive channels
    Prabhava (special effect) Helps to heal wounds and skin conditions


    Active Compound Benefits
    Pongamol Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties
    Karanjin Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and insecticidal properties
    Glabrin Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
    Flavonoids Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties
    Triterpenoids Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and immune-boosting properties
    Fatty acids Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
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