Saptaparna (Chattiyan)


Saptaparna Scientific Name

Alstonia scholaris

Saptaparna Other Names

English: Devil’s tree, Dita Bark tree
Hindi: Chattiyan, Saittan ka jat
Sanskrit: Saptaparnah, Saptachadah
Tamil: Elilappalai, Palai
Folk: Chhitavan, Sataunaa

What is Saptaparna?

Saptaparna, also known as White Cheesewood, is an herbal plant that has historically been used in various medical meal and treatment preparations. Like an evergreen tree, it can grow upwards of 40yards tall. The tree has thick and brittle bark. For medical purposes, bark, latex, flowers, and leaves are used. Saptaparna may have anti-cancer properties and is used to treat diseases caused by tridosha. Additionally, it works to prevent bacteria growth and treat skin diseases.

Common forms of Saptaparna:

Raw Herb, Extract, Powder, Oil

Saptaparna is commonly used for:

  • Preventing bacteria growth
  • Treating skin diseases
  • Minimizing allergies
  • Treating threadworms and roundworms
  • Reducing fever
  • Treating dyspnea
  • Treating headache
  • Purifying blood
  • Regulating blood sugar levels

Saptaparna Dosage

Powder: 2-3g
Decoction: 50-100ml

Saptaparna Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: May cause irritability and stuffy nose.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Consult a physician before use.
Children: Not known.

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