Botanical Name: Holerrhena antidysentrica
Common Name: Kuda, Kurchi, Tellicherry Bark
Part Used: Bark
Use in Ayurved: Kutaj mainly acts on gastro-intestinal tract and its astringent in nature hence is very effective in dysentery where it decreases stickyness & liquidity of stools. According to Acharya Vagbhata Kutaj is the best medicine for ‘Atisara’ i.e. diarrhea. It is useful in bleeding disorders like bleeding hemorrhoids.