Kaner (Oleander)


Kaner Scientific Name

Nerium indicum

Kaner Other Names

English: Oleander, Roseberry spurge, Rose-bay
Hindi: Kaner
Sanskrit: Asvamaraka, Chandata, Karvira

What is Kaner?

Kaner is a blossom that is grows in tropical and subtropical areas of China and India. The flowers, mostly white, pink, and yellow and 1-2 inches in diameter, and have a sweet scent. The fruit is long, narrow capsule-shaped, and generally sized between 2-9 inches. It can be up to 3 meters tall and it has dark green slim leaves, which are known to grow in curls.
Kaner has shown antifungal activity against ringworm fungus and Microsporum nanum. The leaves also have a salutary effect on heart failure.

Common forms of Kaner

Paste made from grinding the roots of the tree

Kaner is commonly used for:

  • Treating fever
  • Supporting eye health
  • Treating skin disease
  • Aiding spondylosis
  • Relieving itching
  • Treating heart diseases

Kaner Dosage

Paste: Apply externally to the skin.

Kaner Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhea.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not safe for pregnant or nursing mothers.
Children: Not safe for children.

Accidental oral intake may lead to severe poisonous symptoms. If taken by mouth, contact a doctor immediately.

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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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