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

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Cuscuta Reflexa
Hindi Name
Amar Bel, Aksbela, Aakash Bail

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Dodder Cures


Action of Dodder

Most Effective

Nutrients in Dodder

Parts Used

Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Dodder

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
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Dodder is a vine.
It is an annual plant.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to One Meter.
Best used to enhance Fertility.

Dodder is also known as Love Vine at some places. While Love Vine is also a common name of Cassytha Filiformis. Don not get confused in both of them.


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Materia Medica for Dodder

Single Herb

Dodder For Itching

Apply the paste of Dodder on the affected parts.

Dodder For Stomach Diseases

Make a paste of Dodder seeds with water. Apply it on the stomach and tie bandage on same part. It is quite useful in Indigestion, Belching, Stomach Ache and Cramps of the stomach.

Dodder For Syphilis

Take 2 tablespoons juice of Dodder thrice a day regularly for 3 weeks.

Dodder For Liver Diseases

Take three tablespoons decoction of Dodder creeper thrice a day for One month.

Dodder For Blood Impurity

Take two spoons decoction of Dodder with equal quantity of Honey thrice a day for 10 days.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Blepharitis

Take one tablespoon Dodder ( Amar Bel ) juice. Add little sugar. Apply on the affected eye twice a day.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Cataract

Mix little sugar in one tablespoon Dodder ( Amar Bel ) juice. Apply on the affected eye twice a day.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Blood Impurity

Grind dried Dodder ( Amar Bel ). Boil 1/4 teaspoon in one glass of water and drink once a day.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Belching

Take Dodder ( Amar Bel ) seeds. Grind with water. Apply on the stomach and bandage for one hour. It gives an effective relief in Belching.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Stomach Ache

Apply paste of Dodder ( Amar Bel ) seeds on the stomach for one hour. This process gives an effective result without any side effect.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Gastric Catarrh

Make a paste of Dodder ( Amar Bel ) seeds and water. Apply the paste on stomach and bandage.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Wounds

Prepare a decoction of Dodder ( Amar Bel ). Wash with lukewarm decoction twice a day.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Gonorrhea

Have 10 Ml Dodder ( Amar Bel ) juice thrice a day.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Baldness

Take 50 gram Dodder ( Amar Bel ) and grind coarsely. Boil in one liter of water. Strain and cool. Wash your hair with strained water thrice a week.
Grind Dodder creeper with water and apply it on the head twice a day for One month regularly.

Dodder ( Amar Bel ) for Alopecia Areata

Grind Dodder ( Amar Bel ) with little water to make a paste. Apply it over affected area regularly. Wash after 2 to 3 hours. You can see the result in few days.
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Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 6

Grind dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Salt, toasted Asafoetida ( Hing in India ), Pomegranate ( Anar in India ) and Dodder ( Amar Bel in India ) together. Take 1/4 teaspoon twice a day with water.

Herbal Treatment For Libido Loss Male 1

Take the following herbs :
Withania Somnifera : 5 tablespoons
Asparagus Racemosus : 5 tablespoons
Dodder : 1.5 tablespoons
Saffron : 2 pinches
Anacyclus Pyrethrum : 1 tablespoon
Nutmeg : 1 tablespoon
Marsh Orchid : 1/2 tablespoon
Grind all ingredients together. Have half teaspoon with milk daily.

Herbal Treatment For Wounds 6

Take dried Dodder ( Amar Bel in India ) and dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) in equal quantity. Powder them together. Add 2 to 4 teaspoons butter. Mix the mixture. Apply it on the affected part twice or thrice a day.
Attention : Clarified Butter ( Ghee in India ) may be used in place of Butter.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 8

Powder 20 gram Dodder ( Amar Bel ). Boil in 50 Ml Sesame ( Til ) oil for 10 minutes on low flame. Apply lukewarm on the scalp twice a week. It gives you strong roots.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 11

Mix half teaspoon Black Pepper in 10 Ml Dodder ( Amar Bel ). Take it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Reproductive Problems of Males 1

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Reproductive Problems of Males and act as a powerful Kidney tonic. It is also useful in increasing low levels of Libido.
Ginseng Korean
Dong Quai
Chinese Liquorice
Atractylodes Macrocephala
Black Musli
Dipsacus Fullonum
Morinda Officinalis
Cynomorium Songaricum
Horny Goat Weed
Mondo Grass
Chinese Raspberry
Achyranthes Aspera
Cistanche Deserticola
Goji Berry
Paeonia Suffruticosa
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 2 capsules per day.
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Kelash Kumar
15 Apr 2015
Its best for Cardiac Cirrhosis. Take 500 grams and boil in 3 liters of water. When 1 liter of water left, cool it and drink it for the full day.
Drink it for 15 days to cure the disease.
23 Nov 2016
I take dodder but now there is some pain in heart and breathing difficulties . You can suggest why this is happening.
10 Aug 2015
Herbpathy Research Team
11 Aug 2015
Dear Mohd Zameer

Yes, Amar Beil is one of the herbs to cure Paralysis, but not quite an effective one.
We suggest you to consider the following remedies-

Ashwagandha ( Winter Cherry ) is effective to cure paralysis.
Take Ashwagandha powder with cow's milk. Consume 2- 3 gm of it, twice a day, for about a month. Massage with an oil containing Ashwagandha.

Country Mallow ( Bala ) is also considered another quite effective herb for the curing this disease. Bala Seeds Powder is known to remove the symptoms of Paralysis.

Mix Onion and Ginger juices in equal amounts with honey. Take 1 to 2 spoons of this mixture daily, for a month.

Mud Therapy and Hydrotherapy are quite essential in curing Paralysis, so , do consider it a Must.

Things to Remember :

Warm foods should be consumed.
Sweet sour and salty should be preferred to pungent and better.
Strictly abstain from eating ryte, barley and millet.
Rice and Wheat can be consumed
Avoid heavy food, eat food which is easily digestible by body.
Do not forget to include Carrot and Beetroot in your daily diet.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Abhay tripathi ( INDIA / UTTAR PRADESH )
29 Feb 2016
Is amarbela uses in height growth ?
01 Mar 2016
Dear Abhay
Amar Bhel has many benefits. But, there is no record of Herb in increasing Height. Please mention your height and age. There are other Herbs which can help in increasing height. If you have crossed 23 or 24, then there are very rare chances of increasing height by any Herb.
09 Oct 2016
Hi yes my child is 9yrs old i am worried about her height pls tell me
Kun ( India )
04 Mar 2016
my age is 18 and my height 5.7 please tell me which herb can increase my height
Shaurya Seth
11 Mar 2016
Dear Kun... Swimming is the best exercise to increase height. Hanging on the rod is another way. It really helps. The third method is to do stretching exercises. Diet should be a healthy one, wholesome and nutritious food.
Drink 3 glasses of milk everyday. Ashwagandha is effective to increase height. You can take it in the powder form. Take only a quarter tea spoon, add it to milk. Add sugar and drink before going to sleep in the night daily. Do skipping for at least 30 minutes each day .
Make sure that you take a sound and deep sleep daily. Look for exercises that will help to increase the height. Good Luck...
15 Mar 2016
D/ Sir, pl. reply me whether Amarbali or other any herb is effective for good yield of milk from cattle.

With regards & thanks

Dr. B. K. Saha

Rashid Ali ( India )
16 Apr 2016
can u tellme how amar bel cures for conceiving womens or wanna cahances to conceiving baby
02 May 2016
Dear Rashid
Kindly explain you problem in detail. We did not understand your question.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Geeta anand ( New Delhi / India )
26 Apr 2016
Does Amarbel help in curing cancer patients?
26 May 2016
For Cancer, Wheat Grass juice, Cannabis Indica tincture, Galium tincture and Turmeric are most effective.
Lallarukh ( Kuwait )
11 May 2016
can you deliver this abroad ?
26 May 2016
Dear Lallarukh
We are not into sales and buy Herbs, But for our users we have made a separate page on this portal that is Buy/Sell Herbs. Please visit that page, it may help you to find that herb.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Nadi ( Pakistan )
19 May 2016
Is Amar bail beneficial for elephantiasis?
Reply at nadiaali6r80@gmail.com

26 May 2016
Waiting for reply For elephantiasis? Tell me how to use it ?
26 May 2016
Well i have never heard that Amar bael can be used to treat Elephantiasis. I think you should give a try to Galium Aparine tincture, as it stops the over growth of the cells in the body. Take 10 drops morning, afternoon and evening.
Rajbeer kaur ( Punjab )
26 Aug 2016
sir my mother is suffer form joint pain from 8 years.we try a lots of medicines & herbs oils but result is bad.
a few year back my mother started drinking the juice of amar bael. she find good result but she started loosing her weight.
so my question is that amar bael also help to reduce weight?
and can you plz tell me other herds or treatment or medicines by which i can help my mother?
26 Aug 2016
Dear Rajbeer Kaur
Well, I have never come across to such evidences that it is used to reduce weight. It might be due to some other reasons. You may give her Maha Yograj Guggul from Dhootapapeshwar. Take 2 tablets every day for 1 month.
Take Ashwagandha also, buy tincture and take 3 drops 3 times in a day for 15 days.
Muhammad Memon ( Australia )
30 Nov 2016
We are in Australia

How we will buy this products from you
05 Dec 2016
Muhammad Memon.
f you click on the link given : Buy in India, given to right of the names of this herb, you can buy the herbs. Or you can do your own research and look for the vendors who sell this herb.
Vidhi ( India )
19 Mar 2017
Please suggest if akashbel can cure swelling at the joint of intestines and how we can use it.
21 Mar 2017
Please be specific. Do you suffer from Abdominal pains ? Or is it Irritable Bowel Syndrome You are talking about ?
Or, is it only inflammation of intestines ?
I mean joint of intestines is nothing. Do you mean to say nodes ?
Uzma ( Spain )
22 Apr 2017
i have alopecia areata . is amerbel cure alopecia areata?
Zabi ( Afghanistan )
06 May 2017
Dear sir,
Tanks for ur help full advise for needed people. I have memory loss 95% . I am studying all the days,but can't keep anything in mind. Can use Cistanche 10:1 and Hemp seeds for memory boosting? Tanks
Sangeetha ( Karnataka )
05 Jul 2017
Where do we get these amerbel leaves or plants in India. Can u please the address where to get these plants
Girard ( France )
12 Jul 2017
I want to buy cuscuta reflexa, could you help me find this.
23 Jul 2017
hi i applied amar bail at night and washed in morning but i applied alot of times shampoo then oil removed great difficulty in removing oil . please tell me way to remove shampoo easily
18 Sep 2017
Sorry to ask you But where exactly I can find Amar bell Please suggest me
Amar Patil ( Karnataka )
01 Aug 2017
Can i get amar bail stick, If yes kindly contact me.
Lakshya ( Delhi )
18 Sep 2017
Where I can find Amar Bel?
Is it available for sell?
Prateek d ( Karnataka )
29 Sep 2017
Do u know Dodder name Kannada?
Nikhil ( India )
23 Oct 2017
Can I get amarbail juice
Virpal singh ( India UP )
13 Nov 2017
Amarbel can cure rematoid arthritis. ?
Dr. Izhar Ahmed Khan ( India )
23 Dec 2017
What is the dose of cucusta amar bel in oligospermia? What is d treatment for azoospermia?
Chetan rao
15 Feb 2018
You may try the decoction. half cup every day. However other herbs for azoospermia are Caterpillar Fungus, Astragalus, Maca and Horny goatweed. Also Land caltrops capsules are very effective for oligospermia and azoospermia.
Deepa ( India/karnataka )
14 Feb 2018
My mother's age is 73 , she had paralysis. Few years ago she had paralysis attack twice but got cured. This time her left leg got twisted from hip as she was not admitted to hospital at time. Now she can't stand and walk. Please help me by your valuable suggestions. Please reply soon sir. Now she is bedridden for ten months. Once again thank u.
15 Feb 2018
You can try Rhus Tox 0/3 Lm potency for your mother. Give her one dose only. Add 2 pillules of this remedy in a quarter glass of water. stir well and make her drink. This may help, as I gave it to my father as well and he showed tremendous improvement.
S s ahuja ( Ludhiana Punjab India )
19 Jul 2018
I am a patient of Inherited Muscular Destrophy .My age is 61 years.My upper and lower limbs are effected and I can walk only with stick.Is amarbel effective to me as I feel inflammation in my feets and I have footdrops in both legs.
Smita ( ODISHA )
31 Jan 2019
Hi sir I am suffering from alopecia areata... please let me know about the treatment. How to grow new hair in bold patches ...m so tensed bcz of these bold patches... please help
Manwinder ( India Punjab )
03 Feb 2019
My daughter stomach pain too much when her periods starts. her height is also not increasing her age is 14 years, please give some tips to cure her and increase her height. hair loss is also too much.
Jitendra Madan
21 Feb 2019
Is amer bel effective for chronic kidney disease patients
Darshinee sonatun ( Mauritius )
11 May 2020
How much days we should be using this herb for hair and eyes remedies to received the results
Shaik Umar ( India )
02 Sep 2020
Can i boil amarbail cut pices in hot oil and using it after cool down on my hair to control hair fall
Haidar ( West Bengal )
20 Feb 2021
How to use Amer Bel for varicocele??
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