Jakhya Scientific Name

Cleome viscosa

Jakhya Other Names

Jakhya, Wild Mustard, Asian Spider flower
Hindi: Jakhya, Jakia
Sanskrit: Jakhiya

What is Jakhya?

Jakhya is also known as Jakhiya or Jakia in Sanskrit, is an important medicinal herb used in Ayurveda. It is called Wild Mustard and the seeds are dark brown to black in color, mainly used to add texture to foods. Jakhya seed oil is found to help treat infantile convulsions and mental disorders. Jakhya leaves are also used in treating ulcers and promoting wound healing.

Common forms of Jakhya

Oil, seeds

Jakhya is commonly used for:

  • Treating infantile convulsions and other mental disorders
  • Promoting wound healing
  • Treating and curing ulcers
  • Treating fever and inflammations
  • Treating bronchitis

Jakhya Dosage

No scientific evidence for therapeutic dosage. Mostly used in cooking.

Jakhya Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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