SCIENTIFIC NAME: Operculina turpethum
HINDI NAME: Nishoth, Syama, Trivrit
ENGLISH NAME: Indian jalap, Terpeth Root
Nishoth is a medicinal herb with two varieties viz black and white. The dried roots are the medicinal part of the plant. Due to its pungent taste, hot potency and laxative effect, it is effective in balancing Pitta and Kapha dosha effectively. Its overdosage aggravates the vata dosha.
USES & HEALTH BENEFITS
- Manages constipation
- Promotes bowel movements
- Manages bacterial infections
- Reduces the risk of gastritis and hyperacidity
- Aids to cure piles, obesity and related issues
- Has anti-worm activity
- Helps to reduce swelling and redness in arthritis
- Anti-pyretic action
- hepato=protective action
- Aids in cure of pneumonia and bronchitis
- Regulates cholesterol levels
PRECAUTIONS & SIDE EFFECTS
- Should be taken in the prescribed dosage to avoid any side effects such as diarrhoea.
- Avoid in case of blood containing diarrhoea, appendicitis and bleeding piles condition.
- Strictly avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Can affect the blood sugar levels, if not monitored properly along with anti-diabetic meds.
HOW TO USE
- Taking Nishoth juice with a glass of water on an empty stomach every morning aids in fever management.
- After lunch and dinner, drink ¼ -½ teaspoon Nishoth churna with warm water for improving bowels.
- If you have piles, combine Nisoth churna with Triphala churna.