Indrajau is a very famous herb used in treating diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and Diabetes. It is used in preparing very common Ayurvedic medicines like Kutajarishta, Kutaj Ghanavati etc.
It is Commonly known as:
bitter oleander, cavessi bark, common holarrhena, coneru, conessi bark, dysentery rose bay, easter tree, ivory tree, kurchi bark, Tellicherry bark, white angel • Hindi: karva indrajau, kurchi, kutaja, inderjau,indarjau, inder jau, Indar jau, • Assamese: dhulkari, dudkhuri • Bengali: kurchi, kutaja • Gujarati: drowda, kudakari•Kannada: koodsaloo, korchie • Konkani: kudo • Malayalam: kutakappaala • Marathi: indrajav, kodaga, kodaga pala, kutaja,pandhra kuda • Oriya: kherwa, korwa, kurwa, pitakorwa • Punjabi: keor, kewar • Sanskrit: indrayava, kutaja, sakraparyaaya, sakraasana, vatsaka • Tamil: kirimllikai, kutaca-p-palai, mlaimllikai • Telugu: girimallika, kodisepala, kolamukku, kondamalle, kutajamu.
It is a medicinal plant in Ayurveda. One of its botanical synonyms Holarrhena antidysenterica says it all. It is one of the best drug for Diarrhoea. In chronic diarrhoea & to check blood coming from stool,it should be given with Isobgol, caster oil or Indrayav. According to Ayurveda, the bark is useful in treatment of piles, skin diseases and biliousness. The bark is used externally in case of skin troubles. The bark is mostly mixed with cow urine and apply it in affected parts. In treatment of urinary troubles, the bark is given with cow milk. The fresh juice of bark is considered good to check the diarrhoea. In Bleeding piles Decoction of Kutaj bark with sunthi checks mucus & blood. Application of this herb is useful in Rh. Arthritis & Oestioarthritis.