Kanchanar {Bauhinia Variegata}


Kanchanar or Orchid Tree balances Pitta and Kapha.


 Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha, and increases Vata (the bark is good for all three doshas)
  2. Taste –astringent
  3. Energetics – cooling
  4. Main Action: Gland remedy for many conditions, salivation inhibiting, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheic
  5. Other Uses:, stomachic, cholagogue, eye cleaning, suppressing menstruation, anthelmintic, and antidiabetic


Modern Research

It has studied for its value as an anti-inflammatory,  hepatoprotective agent, chemopreventive and cytotoxic agent, antitumor and anticarcinogenic activity,  antioxidant, antinociceptive and antihyperlipidemic activity, and enhancement of insulin release.