Gambhari is commonly known as the Chandahara tree. The tree grows in the hilly areas of the Himalayas, Nilgiri, and some regions of the eastern and western coast of India. It is a well-known herb commonly used in Dashmool Churna due to its various properties. It has pain-relieving (analgesic) and anti-inflammatory properties which may help with pain caused due to arthritis. It also has a laxative property which may help manage digestive issues. It is also considered to have cardioprotective properties which may help support better heart health.
According to Ayurveda, Gambhari can be used both orally and topically. Oral consumption or topical application of Gambhari leaves may help with arthritis pain as it helps balance the aggravated Vata. According to some ayurvedic practitioners, Gambhari has Vrishya (aphrodisiac) property which helps correct male sexual dysfunction and improves stamina.
Gambhari is available in powder form. You can take 2-3gm Gambhari or as directed by the physician to manage arthritis pain. Take it with lukewarm water once or twice a day, preferably after meals. Avoid self-medication or taking Gambhari in excess.
Gambhari is generally well tolerated and does not have any side effects when taken in the recommended dose. However, it is advisable to consult the doctor before using Gambhari.
What are the synonyms of Gambhari?
Gmelina arborea, Kashmiri, Kambhari, Gambhari, Madhuparni, Shreeparni, Arvatobhadra, Kashmir Krishnavrinta, Bhadraparni, Mahakusuma, Sthoolatvaka, Suphala