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

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Jequirity, Indian Wild Liquorice, Crab's Eye, Precatory Bean
Botanical Name
Abrus Precatorius
Hindi Name
Gunja, Chirmiti, Gaungchi, Gunchi, Ratti
Chinese Name
Xiang Si Zi
Homeopathic Name
Abrus Precatorius   -   Mother Tincture

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Nutrients in Jequirity

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Parts Used

Whole Plant, Dried Root, Seeds, Leaf

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Jequirity

Avoid uses during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

Seeds are highly toxic, use under professional supervision.

Excess use of raw seeds may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
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Jequirity is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 4 M.
Best used for Cold.

In TCM :
Meridians Associated : Heart and Lung


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Materia Medica for Jequirity

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Jequirity for Swelling

Mix Coconut Oil in powdered Jequirity seeds. Apply the paste.
Make a paste of grind seeds. Apply it on the affected area.
Mix leaf juice of Jequirity with warm Gingelly oil. Apply.
Mix 1/4 cup Coconut Oil in 1 tablespoon Jequirity leaf juice. Apply.

Jequirity ( Gunja ) for Baldness

Make a paste of Jequirity seeds with Gingelly oil. Apply this paste on the hair before a shower.

Jequirity ( Gunja ) Root for Asthma

Jequirity ( Gunja ) Root possesses Antiasthmatic property. It helps in breathing normally and reduces Asthma attacks.
Take fresh Jequirity ( Gunja ) Root. Chew a small piece.
OR : Boil half teaspoon of powdered Jequirity ( Gunja ) Root. Strain. Drink it for 15 days.
OR : Take Jequirity ( Gunja ) Root capsules.
Note : If problem persists, you may use it again but after a break of 4 to 5 days.

Jequirity for Parlysis

Prepare a paste of Jequirity seed. Apply it on the affected skin, twice a day.

Jequirity as an Aphrodisiac

Cook 2 g seeds of Jequirity in Milk. Crush the seeds in it. Drink it thrice a week.
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Herbal Treatment For Muscle Sprains 1

Make a paste of Sunhemp, Jequirity and Tamarind.
Add some Salt and warm it.
Plaster on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Epilepsy 1

Take the leaves of Jequirity. Grind them with the roots of Tree Cotton. Apply this paste on the whole body.

Herbal Treatment For Skin Diseases 1

Take equal quantities of Jequirity seeds and Plumbago Zeylanica roots.
Make a paste. Apply and bandage.

Herbal Treatment For Pain 1

Boil the leaf juice of Trailing Eclipta and Jequirity with Sesame oil. Cool it. Massage with 1 tablespoon of this oil Two- Three times a week and take a bath.
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