Plant name : Chemparathai
“Its cool potency even makes it use to cure psychiatric ailments in siddha”
Botanical name : Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Family : Malavaceae
Actions : Laxative, Aphrodisiac, Emmenagogue, Refrigerant.
Siddha Medicinal Uses :
- The leaf juice is diluted with water and given for leucorrhoea.The leaves can be crushed and prepared as kudineer and given for the same.
- The roots of this plant along with leaves of adathodai is taken and prepared as decoction and given in dose of 25 to 30 ml for chronic cough.
- The flowers can be prepared as decoction and given in dose of 30 to 40 ml for urinary diseases. It also provides coolness to the body and hence given for psychiatric ailments also.
- The flowers is made into decoction and mixed with milk, jaggery and omam and given in the dose of 30-40 ml for leucorrhoea.
- The petals of the flowers, one part and six parts of water is mixed and heated in little flame and made into 1/4th part. Then jaggery is added to it and prepared into syrup consistency called manapagu. This is given in the dose of 5-6 grams for urinary diseases, leucorrhoea and increased heat conditions of the body and psychiatric ailments.
- The juice of the petals along with coconut oil is taken and heated in little flame till the water content of the mixture disappears. This oil is then stored in an air tight container or bottle and used for head bath. This gives coolness to the entire body and a very effective remedy for hair fall.
- The leaves are crushed well and squeezed to extract the mucilaginous content. This is used for head bath and known as thali tradtionally. This is good for psychiatric ailments also.
Note: Siddha treatment is based on complete physical examination of the patient, Naadi diagnosis, and other diagnostic criteria of the disease. The content given in this article is purely meant for information and education purpose only. Kindly consult a Siddha physician before any sort of self medication.