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Kumkum

Sanskrit: Kumkum, Ghusruna, Rakta, Kashmir, Balhika
English:Saffron
Latin: Crocus sativus Linn
Family: Irideae
Parts used: Kumkum keshar (Dried stigma and tops of the styles of the flowers)
Ayurvedic Properties:
Rasa: Katu, tikta
Veerya: Ushna
Vipaka: Katu
Guna: Snigdha, laghu
Dosha karma: Tridosha hara
Roga karma:
Deepan (appetiser), Pachan (digestive)
Rochana (anti anorexic), Vedana hara (analgesic), Rakta sthapana (haemostatic and haematinic)
Rogaghnata: Agnimandya (weak digestion), Aruchi (anorexia), Shool (pain)