Herbs, Spices

Nagkeshar Scientific Name

Mesua ferrea

Nagkeshar Other Names

English: Iron wood of Assam, Cylon Iron Wood, Cobra’s Saffron
Hindi: Nagkesar, Nogkesar, Nagakeshar
German: Nagassamen
Chinese: Tie li Mu
Japanese: Tagayasan
Russian: Meua Zheleznaia
Sanskrit: Nagkesar, Nagpushp

What is Nagkeshar?

Nagkeshar or Nagkesar is a powerful Ayurvedic herb that is found to work on Migraines. It is also helpful in treating fever, vomiting, UTIs etc.

It has expectorant properties that moves mucus from the lungs and aids in asthma. It has an astringent property that helps in treating bleeding piles, stomach irritation and dysentry. It is an effective anti-inflammatory and relieves pain, swelling and redness.

Common forms of Nagkeshar

Stamens, Powder, Oil, Seeds

Nagkeshar is commonly used for:

  • Curing hemorrhage
  • Treating indigestion
  • Treating fever
  • Treating bleeding piles
  • Managing asthma
  • Promoting wound healing
  • Curing joint Pain
  • Curing headache
  • Reducing inflammation in rheumatism
  • Treating skin disorders

Nagkeshar Dosage

Powder: 1-3 gm daily
Oil: 2-5 drops as required or as prescribed by the doctor

Nagkeshar Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not enough conclusive scientific data, but use only under medical supervision.
Children: Not Known
Nagkesar is heat-producing or Ushna and can cause skin rashes if applied undiluted. Hence always use after diluting in coconut oil.

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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 His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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