Abroma augusta – Pishacha Karpasa is used in Ayurveda for gynaecological disorders, infertility treatment and amenorrhoea. It is called as Devli’s cotton. This herb is commonly used in Homeopathy.
Botanical name- Abroma augusta linn f
Family- Sterculiaceae, Malvaceae
Names in different languages:
Hindi name- Ulat Kambal
English name- Devil’s cotton
Tamil name -Sivappututti
Bengali name – Olatkaombol
Habitat, chemical constituents
Habitat: Found in north India
Abroma Augusta chemical constituents:
Root- Abromine(alkaloid), Friedelin, Abromasterol, Choline betaine etc.
Abroma augusta – Devil’s cotton medicinal qualities:
Rasa (taste) – Katu (pungent), Tikta – bitter
Guna- Laghu, Rooksha – Dryness
Vipaka- Katu – Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion
Veerya – Ushna – Hot potency
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Vata Dosha.
Part used, dosage
Part used– root/ root bark
powder: 1-3 g; fresh juice 5-10 ml
Pishacha Karpasa Uses, Indications
Pishacha Karpasa Uses:
पिवरी योषिणी सा स्याद् योनिव्यापद् विनाशिनी रजोदोषप्रशमनी ॥ (आ.वि)
pivarī yoṣiṇī sā syād yonivyāpad vināśinī rajodoṣapraśamanī || (ā.vi)
It is indicated in-
Yonivyapad – Gynaecological disorders
Rajodosha – Useful in treating female infertility. It induces menstruation. For this purpose, its root powder or fresh juice is administered 3 – 5 days before the expected date of menstruation till bleeding starts.
It is also used in treating arthritis, bronchitis, headache and diabetes.
Side effects, research
It is best to avoid its usage during pregnancy.
Seek medical advice for its use in children and during lactation.
Anti diabetic activity
Leaf extract is useful in diabetes induced nephropathy and cardiomyopathy via inhibition of oxidative stress and inflammatory response
Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of Abroma augusta Lnn. leaves extract
Interaction with medicines, supplements
Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
this medicine be continued while taking supplements like multivitamin tablets,
Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic / modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take Allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then take the Ayurvedic medicine.