kaknaafaa, Kakatundi , Blood Flower


Sanskrit: Kákná¤há


H i n d i: Kakatundi

English: B l o o d Flower

Latin: As- clepias Curassavica, Linn.

Part Used: Lea v es, root, flowers

Habitat: Bengal and throughout South India; West

Indies, Jamaica

Energetics: Astringent

Tissues: Plasma, blood, muscle, reproductive

Systems: Circulatory, respiratory, excretory, repro- ductive

Action: Root—purgative, emetic, styptic

Uses: Organic muscular system (especially heart and blood vessels), dysentery  hemorrhoids, gon- orrhea.

Preparation: Juice, powder

Precaution: Difficult breathing, vomiting

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