Caper bush

Scientific name of caper bush: Capparis spinosa

Name of caper bush in different languages:-

English: Flinders rose, Capparis, Spiny caperbush

Sanskrit: Himsra, Kakadani

Hindi: Kabra कबरा

Malayalam: Cherukareeram, Capparo

Plant description:

It is a spiny, trailing shrub, many-branched perennial plant, commonly found in river banks to desert areas, the leaves are arranged alternately, ovate, fleshy, and bare large white or pinkish-white flowers are fragrant, and showy with long violet-colored stamens at the center.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Round Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Flower buds, leaves, roots and seeds

Medicinal uses:

To treat inflammation, rheumatism, and strangury.

Ayurveda Medicinal uses of Caper bush plant

  1. Digestive Health: It is used to alleviate digestive issues like indigestion, flatulence, and stomach cramps.
  2. Liver Support: Ayurveda suggests that the Caper bush can promote liver function and assist in detoxification.
  3. Anti-inflammatory: It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, potentially beneficial for conditions like arthritis and joint pain.
  4. Respiratory Health: It’s used to manage respiratory conditions such as coughs, bronchitis, and asthma.
  5. Skin Conditions: Caper bush may be used topically for conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and skin irritation.
  6. Anti-bacterial Properties: It is believed to have antibacterial properties, which may be beneficial in treating infections.
  7. Diuretic Properties: The plant may be employed for its diuretic effects, helping to increase urine production and support kidney health.
  8. Urinary Disorders: It is believed to be diuretic and may aid in urinary problems.
  9. Antioxidant Properties: Caper bush is rich in antioxidants, which may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
  10. Anti-parasitic: Ayurveda suggests that it may have properties useful in managing parasitic infections.
  11. Menstrual Health: Caper bush may be used to help regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate associated discomfort.
  12. Fever Management: It’s believed to have properties that may help in reducing fever symptoms.

Always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare provider before using the Caper bush or any other herb for medicinal purposes. Individual responses to herbs can vary, so it’s important to approach any herbal remedy with caution and under professional guidance. Additionally, scientific research on its efficacy and safety is limited, so its use should be based on traditional knowledge and expert advice.

Chemical contents:

Flavonoids, rutin – quercetin 3-rutinoside, kaempferol 3-rhamnorutinoside, quercetin.

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicine like:

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