Plants

Musa paradisiaca

KADALI (Rhizome)
Kadali consists of fresh rhizome of Musa paradisiaca Linn. (Fam. Musaceae); plant found cultivated throughout India, upto 1200 m.
 
SYNONYMS –
Sansk. : Varana, Ambusara, Rambha
Assam. : Kal, Talha
Beng. : Kela, Kala, Kanch Kala, Kodali
Eng. : Banana
Guj. : Kela
Hindi. : Kela
Kan. : Bale Gadde
Kash. : —
Mal. : Vazha
Mar. : Kela
Ori. : Kadali, Kadila
Punj. : Kela
Tam. : Vazhai
Tel. : Arati Gadda
Urdu. : Kela
 
DESCRIPTION –
 
a) Macroscopic:
Drug available in 0.1-4 cm thick, transversely cut pieces, pinkish-brown to greyish-brown, occasionally attached with a few roots.
 
CONSTITUENTS – Fixed Oil and 4 s -Methyl Sterol Ketone.
 
PROPERTIES AND ACTION –
Rasa : Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : sita, Guru, Ruksha
Virya : sita
Vipaka : Madhura
Karma : Balya, Dipana, Kaphahara, Kesya, Pittahara, Rhucya
 
IMPORTANT FORMULATIONS – Abhraka Bhasma (sataputi), Kshara Taila
 
THERAPEUTIC USES – Krimi, Kushtha, Karna shula, Somaroga, Amlapitta, Daha, Raktavikara, Rajodosha, Mutrakricchra
 
DOSE – 10-20 g. in powder form.
10-20 ml in juice form.