Indrayavaḥ

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indrayavaḥ - m. It is derived as indrasya indravṛkṣasya yavaḥ (The yava of the Indra tree, so called because the seeds resemble barley-corns). It is a bitter seed famous as indrayava – the seed of Wrightia antidysenterica. The synonyms are: 2. kaliṅgam 3. Bhadrayavam – Amara; 4. śakrāṅkaḥ 5. Śakrabījam 6. vatsakaḥ 7. Vatsakabījam 8. bhadrajaḥ 9. kuṭajaḥ 10. kuṭajabījam 11. kaliṅgabījam. Rājanirghaṇṭa lists the qualities of this seed as Pungent; Bitter; Cool; reduces phlegm, wind, blood and bile; Cures burning sensation and dysentery; Destroys fever and Colic. It is known in hindi as kuḍacira vici. Amara uses this word in neuter, as below. Trans. – Kutajabija is also known as yava, indrayava, kalinga, kaalinga and bhadrayava. Dhanvantari says, Trans. Sometimes, it is known by the name of Indra. It’s fruits are known as Indrayava and Bhadrayava. Trans. The yava of Indra removes the disorders of the three humours; it is astringent/constipating, pungent and cool. It is digestive and conquers piles, bloody gout, bloody phlegm and colic (Bhavaprakasha) Trans. – Its seed cures fever, is bitter and cures bile-blood and dysentery (Vaidyakadravyaguna) • Notes by the editor: Indrayava is the bitter, pungent seed of the Wrightia antidysenterica, which is widely used in curing many disorders of the digestive system. It is effective in treatment of fever, dysentery, colic, bloody bile, piles, etc. It derives its name from the parent tree – Indravrkṣa, and is called yava, because it resembles yava (barley corns) in shape.