Kakatundi Scientific Name
Kakatundi Other Names
English: Mexican Butterfly Weed, Scarlet Milkweed, Bloodflower, Silkweed
Marathi: Pivla Chitrak
What is Kakatundi?
Katatundi is commonly known in the US as Mexican Butterfly Weed because some butterflies use it as a food source. As a decorative plant, Katatundi is distinguishably red and yellow. Kakatundi works well as a laxative, expectorant and emetic which is then used for the treatment of various health conditions like fever, warts, and to induce vomiting. Additionally, the Katundi root is used to stop bleeding and treat ringworms.
Common forms of Kakatundi
Flower, Leaf, Roots, Seeds
Kakatundi is commonly used for:
- Treating fever
- Inducing vomiting
- Treating stomach tumors
- Treating piles
- Treating intestinal parasites
- Treating ringworm
- Curing hemorrhage
- Curing constipation
- Treating kidney stones
- Treating asthma
Due to a lack of scientific research, there is no clear dosage for Katatundi.
Kakatundi Side-effects and Warnings
Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Not known.
Children: Not known.