Virgins Mantle

The Scientific name of Virgins Mantle: Fagonia cretica

Name of Virgins Mantle in different languages:-

English: Virgins Mantle, Khorasan thorn

Sanskrit: Duralaba, Dwanyasa, Thamaramoola, Sookshma pathra

Hindi: Damahan, Dhamaasa, Dhanhare

Tamil: Tulganari

Malayalam: Dwanyasam-ധന്വയാസം

Plant description:

It is commonly growing in plain areas of Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Ganga basin areas as a weed, grows up to 40 cm, thin branched spreading to all sides, covered with full thorns, leaves are thin, needle-shaped arranged opposite, 1 to 3 pinnate, length up to 12 mm and 2.5 mm wide. Flowers are pink, five-petaled, petiole up to 12 mm long, flowering period is Oct-Nov.

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, root, the whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat Breast Cancer, Vata and Kapha disorders, Asthma, Fever, Vomiting, Liver problems, bronchial problems, Gastric problems, Toothache, and enhanced urination.

Chemical contents:

Harmin, Oleanane

Ayurveda uses Virgins Mantle

Virgin’s Mantle is a plant with traditional medicinal uses in Ayurveda and other herbal healing traditions.

Some of its Ayurvedic applications include:

  1. Menstrual Disorders: Used to address irregular menstrual cycles and alleviate menstrual pain.
  2. Uterine Tonic: Believed to support uterine health and tone.
  3. Digestive Aid: Used for its potential benefits in improving digestion and soothing gastrointestinal discomfort.
  4. Wound Healing: Applied topically, it’s thought to aid in wound healing due to its potential astringent properties.
  5. Anti-inflammatory: Used for its potential to reduce inflammation, particularly in conditions like arthritis.
  6. Astringent Properties: Believed to have astringent effects, which can be useful in conditions involving excess bleeding or discharge.
  7. Postpartum Care: Used traditionally to support recovery and toning after childbirth.
  8. Diuretic: Some formulations may include it for its potential diuretic properties.

It’s important to note that while Virgin’s Mantle has a history of traditional use, scientific research on its efficacy and safety is limited. As with any herbal remedy, consulting a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using Virgin’s Mantle for therapeutic purposes is recommended. They can provide guidance on proper dosage, preparation, and potential interactions with other medications or conditions.

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

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