Names: Country mallow, Conessi tree, conessi bark, Girimallikaa, Girimallika, Heart-leaf, Holerrhena antidysenterica Wall., Indravriksha, indra, Kuda, Kudaiya, Kodisepala, Kherva, Kalinga, Kodaga, Karachi, Kurachi, Kit, Kalingaka, Kuda, Kudo, Korachi, Kodagapala, Kurchi, Kutaj, Kutaja, Kurei, Keruan, Kenara, Kaalinga, Panduindra, Shakshaki, Shakra, Vatsa, Vatsaka, Virishak, Veppalai, Yavphal
Form: Dried Raw Herb
Parts used – Stem bark, seeds, leaves
Kutaja powder is prepared from the stem bark of Kutaja.
Therapeutic properties – The bark of Kutaja has anti-diarrhoeal, constipating, astringent, antidysenteric, anthelmintic, carminative and digestive properties.
Kutaja bark is useful in various kinds of diarrhoea and dysentery.
Dose and mode of administration for Diarrhoea – The adult dose of Kutaja powder is 3-5 g and for children 500 mg to 1 g, twice or thrice daily with warm water, before meals.
Uses: The bark or cover of the tree-stem is used for medicine. This is a good medicine for loose motions and dysentery. You can simply grind a piece of bark and mix with a spoon of honey and give as medicine. Kadha (Kwatha) is also useful. For this take a 10 gm (2 teaspoon full) of bark powder, add one glass (200 ml) of water and boil till lA water remains. For an adult 20 ml kadha (Kawatha) for 3 times a day is useful to stop dysentry.