Dhataki (Dhawai)


Dhataki Scientific Name

Woodfordia fruticosa

Dhataki Other Names

English: Fire Flame Bush
Tamil: Dhatari Jargi
Hindi: Dhai, Dhati, Dhatri, Dhaura, Dhaaya
Sanskrit: Agni Jwala

What is Dhataki?

Dhataki or Dhawai has Astringent and Analgesic properties and is commonly used in Ayurveda to treat women’s menstrual problems like menorrhagia and leucorrhea. It is also known to boost fertility, treat diarrhea, and cure erysipelas (a bacterial infection that causes red rashes on the skin).

Common forms of Dhataki

Leave, Fruit, Flower, Gum

Dhataki is commonly used for:

  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Treating leucorrhea
  • Curing diarrhea
  • Treating Asthma
  • Promoting wound healing and sunburns
  • Treating skin problems like Acne and Pimples
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Curing Spleen enlargement
  • Curing dental disease

Dhataki Dosage

Dhataki Flower Powder: ¼ to 1 tsp or as prescribed

Sudarshan Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.

Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid use unless prescribed by the doctor

Children: Not known.


Excessive intake may cause delirium. To be avoided if on anti-diabetic or anti-hypertensive drugs

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