Indian Jalap {Operculinum turpethum}

Indian Jalap balances Pitta and Kapha

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for Pitta and Kapha
  2. Taste – Pungent, bitter
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: purgative and in high dose an emetic
  5. Other Traditional Uses:Anthelmintic, antipyretic, antibacterial, and used for liver disorder, flatulence and colic, constipation, ascites, myalgia, arthritis, inflammation, fever, pruritus, skin diseases, hemorrhoids, jaundice and tumors


Modern Research

Indian Jalap and its components have been investigated for a number of biological activities such as: antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic, anticlastogenic and hepatoprotective.