Kewra (Kewda)


Kewra Scientific Name

Pandanus odorifer

Kewra Other Names

English: Umbrella tree, Screw pine, Screw tree
Hindi: Kewra, Kewda, Pushpa-chamar, Keora, Panshuka
Sanskrit: Ketaka
French: Pandanus
German: Schraubenbaum, Schraubenpalme

What is Kewra?

Pandanus odoratissimus, also known as Kewda or Kewra, is commonly found in coastal areas in Southeast Asia such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and northern Australia. Pandanus odoratissimus has antiviral, anti-allergy, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer properties. It is sold online as water, powder, oil, and incense.

Common forms of Kewra

Water, Essential Oil, Incense, Powder

Kewra is commonly used for:

  • Treating urine infection
  • Treating piles
  • Treating anxiety
  • Increasing strength
  • Supporting healthy tridosha
  • Improving mental health
  • Improving blood flows and regulates heartbeat

Kewra Dosage

Kewda water: consume with food in amounts as recommended by recipes
Cold infusion: 40-50ml
Powder: 3-5g

Kewra Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: May cause diarrhea if consumed in large amounts.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

Not known.

Where to Buy Kewra in US?

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