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Barleria Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Porcupine Flower
Botanical Name
Barleria Prionitis, Barleria Strigosa
Hindi Name
Katsareya, Vajra Danti
Chinese Name
Huang Hua Hia Du Juan

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Whole Plant, Root, Leaves, Seeds, Bark
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Barleria is a bushy plant.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in tropical, subtropical climates.
It grows up to 1.5 M.
Best used for Toothache.

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Materia Medica for Barleria

Barleria General

Barleria is familiar as Porcupine Flower. Almost all its parts are utilized for medicinal purposes.
Oil extract of the plant is used to prevent Graying of Hair.
It is advantageous for the Brain. Its flower are used to get rid of Migraine.
Skin related problems like Abscess, Erysipelas, Pimples and Acne are cured by using Barleria.
For Deep Cuts, its leaf juice is applied on the injured area.
Have you ever heard the name, vicco vajradanti ? Barleria is Vajradanti. The paste made from the flower is beneficial for the Teeth. It makes the Teeth healthier and stronger. Juice made from its leaves is mixed with honey and applied over the Bleeding Gums.
It is a good herbal cure for Fever. Its juice is mixed with honey or sugar along with water. This mixture is given to the children to treat Catarrh illness. Decoction prepared from its leaves is a good herbal treatment for Viral Fever.
It is beneficial for treating Respiratory Ailments. Barleria plant ash along with honey is used to treat Bronchial Asthma. Its leaf decoction is used to treat Febrile Cold. Its dry bark is a good herbal treatment for Whooping Cough.
Its bark juice mixed with milk is a good herbal treatment for Swellings. Its flower juice is used to treat Haemoptysis.
The oil extracted from Barleria provides good herbal treatment for Rheumatic pain, Arthritis and Gout.
The oil is applied on affected areas to get relief from pain. The decoction prepared from its leaves is used to treat Paraplegia (paralysis of lower half of the body), Sciatica and Limbs Stiffness.
The leaves and flowering tops are used to treat Urinary disorder like, Diuresis. Its leaves and roots are used to prepare juice. This juice is used to treat Spermatorrhoea. Its paste is used to treat Epididymitis.

Caution : Consult a Doctor before consuming it.

Keywords : Hair Problems, Brain Disorders, Skin Ailments, Oral Problems, Fever, Respiratory Disorders, Rheumatism, Diuresis, Epididymitis, Spermatorrhoea.
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R.K.Anand ( India/New Delhi )
17 Feb 2017
Please advise if kala bansa leaves ash in honey used to cure cough & cold does not have any side effects. I'm asking this because you have cautioned to consult a doctor before its use. Thanks
20 Feb 2017
The caution is not just for this very herb, we suggest our users to be cautious before they try any new remedy. A herb or any medicine reacts differently on every individual. Depending on the age, gender, disease and other symptoms.
Yes, it can be taken for cough and cold, the side effects depend on the additional medicines if you are taking any and other symptoms like fever, aches, etc So, a caution is always advised.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Angel ( Delhi )
02 Mar 2020
Can kala bansa be used with allopathic medicine?Does it have any side effects also and how long does it take for kala bansa to cure the cough....plz reply ASAP!
16 Apr 2020
Dear Angel, The dry bark of the plant is used for treating Whooping Cough.
However, please explain the type of Cough you are having.
From how long do you have it?
Read the page on 'Cough' under 'Disease section' in Herbpathy. Check for what type of Cough do you have. Possible remedies are also mentioned there. Consult back at the forum or your Health care practitioner if you are already taking any medication.
Write back for further assistance.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Riya ( India )
08 May 2020
How do we use this herb to cure cough?
Natstomar ( India )
30 Aug 2020
My father is suffering from an allergy on his thighs . can he apply barleria plant leave gum on that part?
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