Kuchla is an evergreen plant and the most used part of this plant are its seeds. It has a pungent smell and a bitter taste.
Kuchla might be beneficial in improving appetite by increasing intestinal motility as well as gastrointestinal functions and also helping prevent constipation. It might be good for diabetics due to the presence of certain constituents that help lower blood glucose levels. Kuchla also helps to manage insomnia by controlling the functions of the brain and reducing stress. It is also beneficial in managing urinary problems like burning sensation or irritation during urination due to its diuretic activity.
According to Ayurveda, the administration of Kuchla is recommended only after its purification (shodhana) in different media like cow’s urine (Gomutra), cow’s milk (Go dugdha) or cow’s ghee (Go ghrita). The final purified product is known as Sudha Kuchla. Sudha Kuchla helps to manage sexual problems like erectile dysfunction due to its Vajikarna (aphrodisiac) property.
Kuchla oil can be applied on the joints to provide relief from inflammation and pain associated with rheumatism due to its anti-inflammatory property.
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