Wrightia antidysenterica flower


The decoction of its seeds and musta is given with honey to alleviate fever, distaste, excessive thirst.

Wrightia antidysenterica flowers


Ayurvedic uses :-

The herb is also useful in gout as well as raktapitta. The skin of the bark, grated in cow’s milk wirks well in painful, difficult micturition and in urinary stones also.

Kutaja skin and vidanga seed powder is a popular household remedy for intestinal worm infestations in children.

Wrightia antidysenterica flowers


Kutajarista and Kutajavaleha are the most popular preparations used in diarrhea, dysentery, colitis and bleeding problems.

Wrightia antidysenterica flowers




Botanical Name – Holarrhena antidysenterica, Wrightia antidysenterica.

Wrightia antidysenterica flowers


Scientific classification

Kingdom:             Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Eudicots

(unranked):        Asterids

Order:   Gentianales

Family:  Apocynaceae

Genus: Wrightia

Species:               W. antidysenterica

Binomial name : Wrightia antidysenterica