Ayurveda and Science

Vajradanti/वज्रदंती/Coriandrum Sativum/Coriander/Dhanyaka


Hindi Name: Vajradanti
Sanskrit Name: Saireyaka
English Name: Barleria
Latin Name: Barleria prionitis Linn
An annual prickly herb with yellow flowers commonly found in rainy season throughout the country. Whole plant is used in Ayurveda for dental care.

Barleria Prionitis Medicinal Uses

The herb is considered "Vajradanti" described in ancient Ayurvedic literature. The word stands for diamond teeth-which implies that, it strengthens teeth and make them as hard as diamond. Thus, in some parts of India, its twigs are used in various forms in dental hygiene.

Chemical Composition

The plant is reported to contain alkaloid and is rich in potassium.

Effect on

Pacifies Kapha and Vata.
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