Varuna belongs to the family Capparaceae and is native to Japan, Australia, much of Southeast Asia and several South Pacific islands. It is a perennial, deciduous medium-sized tree that can grow up to 15 m. The leaves are trifoliate with oval or ovoid leaflets. The bark of the tree is smooth & brown in colour with branches of white tinge with yellow patches. Roots are long, cylindrical and woody. The flowers are fragrant and greenish white, light yellowish or creamy in color.
Varuna is used as diuretic, anti-inflammatory, laxative, litholytic, anti-rheumatic. It improves the tone of the urinary bladder. It has been found to be useful in urolithiasis, crystalluria and to treat urinary tract infections as well as prostate related disorders. Varuna helps to deactivate glycolate oxidase enzyme which decreases extra production of calculi forming oxalates. Varuna is useful in relieving joint pain because of its anti-inflammatory & anti-rheumatic properties.
- Rasa (taste): Kashay, Tikta (Astringent, bitter)
- Veerya (nature):Ushna (Hot)
- Vipaka (taste developed through digestion): Katu (Pungent)
- Guna (qualities):Laghu, Ruksha (Light,Dry)
- Doshas (effect on humors): Balances Vata & Kapha
Varun (Crateva religiosa) Extract Saponins 5% by Gravimetry
Common Name Varun Botanical Name Crateva religiosa Standardization Saponins 5% Test Method Gravimetry Part Used Bark Application Kidney Health Management