Ishwari Scientific Name
Ishwari Other Names
English: Indian Birthwort, Snake Root
Latin: Aristolochia indica Linn
Hindi: Hooka Bel, Isharmul, Isarmul
What is Ishwari?
Ishwari, scientifically known as Aristolochia indica, is a herb that is commonly used to induce vomiting. It also works to treat menstrual irregularities, ulcers, dropsy, low appetite, poisons, swelling, fever, and intestinal parasites. The roots of the Ishwari plant are used to treat snake bites, scorpion stings, and bites of poisonous insects. Additionally, Ishwari has abortifacient, anti-spermatogenic, and antifertility properties. The leaves are applied externally to combat various skin diseases.
Common forms of Ishwari
Ishwari is commonly used for:
- Treating poison
- Reducing swelling
- Destroying pregnancy
- Treating indigestion and upset stomach
- Treating asthma, cold, and cough
- Treating worm infestation
Root Powder: 1-3g or as prescribed.
Leaf Juice: 5-10ml or as prescribed.
Ishwari Side-effects and Warnings
Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Ishwari is known to destroy pregnancy.
Children: Not known.
Excess intake of the leaves or of the root may lead to abdominal cramps, vomiting, and nausea.