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  • Bekh Sosan – बेख सोसन – Irsa – Iris germanica Linn

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    Common Name English Name Scientific Name Part Used
    Bek Sosan, Irsa Bearded iris Iris germanica Linn Rhizome

    Ayurvedic classification of Bekh Sosan (Iris germanica):

    Ayurvedic Classification Description
    Rasa (taste) Bitter, astringent
    Guna (qualities) Light, dry, sharp
    Virya (potency) Cooling
    Vipaka (post-digestive effect) Pungent
    Dosha effect Pacifies Pitta and Kapha doshas
    Karma (actions) Alterative, antifungal, diuretic, expectorant, emetic, and nervine
    Dhatu (tissue) affinity Works primarily on the blood, lymph, and reproductive tissues
    Srotas (channel) affinity Works primarily on the circulatory, respiratory, and reproductive channels
    Prabhava (special effect) Purifies the blood and supports the health of the female reproductive system


    Active compounds and benefits :

    Active Compound Benefits
    Iridoids (including iridin and irigenin) Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hepatoprotective properties
    Isoflavones (including irisolidone and irilone) Antioxidant and neuroprotective properties
    Essential oil (including alpha-pinene and limonene) Antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties
    Starch Emollient and hydrating properties
    Resins Anti-inflammatory, astringent, and healing properties
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