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    Salab Panja – सालब पंजा – Salep Orchid – Orchis latifolia.

    Ayurvedic classification and properties of Orchis latifolia:

    Ayurvedic Classification Description
    Sanskrit Name Salabpunja (सालबपंजा)
    English Name Salep Orchid
    Botanical Name Orchis latifolia
    Family Orchidaceae
    Parts Used Tubers, roots
    Taste (Rasa) Sweet (Madhura)
    Energy (Virya) Cooling (Sheet Virya)
    Post-Digestive Effect (Vipaka) Sweet (Madhura)
    Dosha Effect Balances Pitta and Kapha doshas, may aggravate Vata dosha in excess
    Tissue (Dhatu) Affinity Reproductive tissue (Shukra dhatu)
    Channel (Srotas) Affinity Reproductive, urinary, and respiratory system
    Action (Karma) Aphrodisiac, nutritive, demulcent, diuretic, expectorant


    Active compounds and benefits found in Orchis latifolia (Salab panja) :

    Active Compound Benefits
    Flavonoids Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties
    Tannins Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and astringent properties
    Phenolic compounds Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
    Glycosides Cardiotonic, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties
    Alkaloids Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties
    Saponins Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties
    Terpenoids Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties
    Starch Provides energy and supports digestion
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