Khadira Scientific Name

Senegalia catechu

Khadira Other Names

English: Cutch tree
Hindi: Khair
Sanskit: Raktasar, Ranjana, Rogakashtha, Suranga, Surangada, Gaayatri
Unani: Safed katha

What is Khadira?

Khadira, commonly known as Kattha, is a tree that is known to have unique healing attributes that are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial. Khadira is used in a variety of medical treatments to combat skin disorders. Additionally, Khadira helps hair strength and acts as a natural hair dye. By regularly applying Khadira on hair, there can be an increase in volume and shine on hair.

Common forms of Khadira

Powder, Capsule, Tablet

Khadira is commonly used for:

  • Decreasing the effects of Osteoarthritis
  • Decreasing the symptoms from
  • Diarrhea
  • Reducing bleeding and swelling
  • Decreasing the symptoms from Piles
  • Treating skin disorders
  • Treating wound infections
  • Treating effects of obesity

Khadira Dosage

Powder: 1 to 2g twice a day or as prescribed.
Decoction: 500mg to 1g per day or as prescribed.
Capsule: 1 capsule twice a day or as prescribed.
Tablet: 1 tablet twice a day or as prescribed.

Khadira Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Khadira may cause allergic reactions in some people.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Due to lack of scientific testing, avoid Khadira during pregnancy.
Children: Not known.
Khadira may interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery, so it must be avoided 2 weeks prior surgery. Additionally, Khadira may show moderate interaction with blood-pressure-lowering drugs. So, it is advisable to use Khadi as per physician’s advice. Next, Khadira may cause harm to the liver in certain people so it is advisable to avoid or consult a physician before use. Lastly, low blood pressure may occur, diabetic patients should avoid or consult a physician before taking Khadira.

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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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