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Danti {Baliospermum montanum}

Danti or Dhanti or jungle jamalgota

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Kapha
  2. Taste – Pungent
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: Strong purgative
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Help treats digestive troubles, loss of appetite, indigestion, liver disorders, intestinal worms, joints pain and inflammation, asthma, bronchitis, snake bites, and acts as blood purifier.


Modern Research

Danti and its components have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, , anti-leukemic, anthelminitic (anti parasitic intestinal worms), immunomodulatory, and hepatoprotective effects. It has also been shown to stimulate cell-mediated immune system by increasing neutrophil function.