Common Name: Cobra’s Saffron, Ceylon Ironwood, Indian Rose Chestnut, Iron Wood Tree, Nagchampa
Botanical Name: Mesua ferrea Linn.
Active Agents: mensuol, silosterol, fatty acids, cyclohaxodine, mesuanic acid, alpha- and beta- amyrin
Uses of Nagkesar
Bleeding Piles: Take 1 gm of the flowers’ paste mixed with honey twice daily.
Cold and Cough: The leaves are gently heated and applied as a poultice to the chest region.
Excessive Bleeding in Women and Menstrual Pain: Nagkesar powder is mixed with fenugreek seeds, Vijaysar seeds and bay leaves. This is given twice daily with rice water or cow’s milk for five days.
Rheumatism: Apply the seed oil on affected joints.
Leucorrhea: Take 1 gm twice daily.
Epitaxis: Take 1 gm twice daily.
Recurrent Abortion: From the second month, take 1 gm of nagkesar, vanslochan and rock candy each till full-term or as required.