Iahas-Maror Phali-Indian Screw Tree

Maror Phali (Indian Screw Tree)


Maror Phali Scientific Name

Helicteres isora

Maror Phali Other Names

English: Indian Screw Tree
Hindi: Marod Phali, Maro Phali
Marathi: Murad Sheng
Sanskrit: Avartani, Avarta Phala, Mrigashringa

What is Maror Phali?

Maror Phali is obtained from the tree called Screw Tree, named as such due to the peculiar twisted shape of the pods (fruits). All the pods are singular fruits with 5 fibers closely twisted together to resemble a screw.

According to a common and famous Ayurvedic belief that if a particular plant resembles a human organ, it is useful in treating the disorders of that part, eg. Walnuts were considered to be good for brain function due to their resemblance to the human brain. Similarly, Maror Phali due to its resemblance to human intestines was tried and found to be effective in treating intestinal disorders. It is found to be potent in killing intestinal parasites, colic pains in babies, and cramping associated with diarrhea. It is found to be effective in curing twisting pain in the abdomen

It is found to have antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-microbial properties.

Common forms of Maror Phali

Stem Bark, Root Juice, Fruit, Seed

Maror Phali is commonly used for:

  • Treating asthma and cough
  • Treating colic pain in babies
  • Promoting wound healing
  • Treating dysentery and cramping
  • Treating and managing diabetes by counteracting high levels of blood glucose
  • Treating scabies and skin infection
  • Relieve pain

Maror Phali Dosage

Fruit Powder: 3 to 6 gram or as prescribed by the doctor
Decoction: 50 to 100 daily or as prescribed by the doctor

Maror Phali Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not enough data, but avoid use.
Children: Not known

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Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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