Indravāruṇī

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Indravāruṇī – f. It is derived as indra+vṛ+ṇic+un+ṅīp, in the sense indraṃ vārayati (Obstructs/prevents Indra). It is a kind of creeper (Colocynth, Cucumis colocynthis) Synonyms: 2. viśālā – Amara 3. aindrī 4. citrā 5. gavāakṣī 6. gajacirbhaṭā 7. mṛgervvāruḥ 8. piṭaṅgīkī 9.mṛgādinī 10. Indrā 11. aruṇā 12. gavādinī 13. kṣudrasahā 14.indracirbhaṭī 15.sūryyā 16. viṣaghnī 17. gaṇakarṇikā 18. amarā 19. mātā 20. sukarṇī 21.suphalā 22. tārakā 23. vṛṣabhākṣī 24. pītapuṣpā 25.indravallarī 26.himapuṣpī 27. kṣudraphalā 28. vāruṇī 29. bālakapriyā 30.raktairvvāruḥ 31. viṣalatā 32. śakravallī 33. viṣāpahā 34. amṛtā 35.viṣavallī 36. Citraphalā - Jaṭādhara It is known as rākhāla sasā in Hindi. Rājanirghaṇṭaḥ mentions its qualities as follows - Indravāruṇī is having bitter and pungent rasa, is cold in potency, is purgative, used in diseases like internal tumour, splenomegaly, worm infestation (kaphaja type), skin disorders and fever. “ऐन्द्रीन्द्रवारुणी चित्रा गवाक्षी च गवादनी । वारुणी च पराप्युक्ता सा विशाला महाफला ॥ श्वेतपुष्पा मृगाक्षी च मृगैर्वारुर्मृगादनी । गवादनीद्वयं तिक्तं पाके कटुरसं लघु ॥ वीर्य्योष्णं कामलापित्तकफप्लीहोदरापहम् ।

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