Bharangi, commonly known as Glory bower is one of the most widely used herb in Ayurveda treatment procedures. The name Bharangi itself means that the plant is very useful and can destroy all the diseases. It possess the potency of a sun. It is also considered as an auspicious plant. When blossoms it appears like red hot coals so it is also known as Angaaravalli. 

Bharangi can be used to treat conditions like Bronchial asthma, Piles, Alcoholic conditions, Cough, Inflammation etc. The ethanolic extracts of roots of the plant have hepatoprotective action.  Our experts have successfully proven the anti-inflammatory properties of alcoholic extracts of the plant. The methanol extraction is the reason for its antinociceptive and Antipyretic actions. 

Action of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum) in Allergies

IAFA experts have successfully proven the antiallergic property of the plant Bharangi. The plant contains phytoconstituents like D mannitol, Glucose, Stigmasterol, saponin, sitosterol, serratagenic acid, catechin, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, arabinose etc. These phytoconstituents aids the antiallergic and analgesic property of Bharangi. It can also be effectively used in inflammatory conditions. 

Vernacular Names

Sanskrit Name Bharangi , Padma, Kharasakha
Hindi Name Bharangi
English Name Glory flower
Malayalam Name Cheruthekk
Kannada Name Bharangi
Marathi Name Bharangi

Botanical Name

Clerodendrum Serratum



Morphology of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum)

  • Medium sized shrub 
  • Stems are bluntly quadrangular
  • Leaves are opposite, oblong
  • Inflorescence is panicle 
  • Flowers are blueish to dark purple 
  • Fruits are drupe

Ayurveda Reference of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum)

Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum) - Uses, Benefits and Medicinal Properties

Geographical Distribution of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum)

Bharangi is found in Karnataka,Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal etc

Phytoconstituents of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum)

The plant contains phytoconstituents like D mannitol, Glucose, Stigmasterol, saponin, sitosterol, serratagenic acid, catechin, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, arabinose etc. 

Parts Used of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum)

  • Root

Dosage of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum)

  • Powder (Churna) – 6 g

Medicinal Properties of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum)

  • Kasa hara – relieves cough
  • Vedanahara-relieves pain
  • Sophahara – relieves swelling 
  • Swasahara – relieves asthma 
  • Rasayana – rejuvenative  
  • Jwaraghna – useful in fever 
  • Pacana – digestant  
  • Dipana – carminative 
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Home Remedies of Bharangi (Clerodendrum Serratum)

Ayurveda is presentfrom ancient timeitself and is a system of medicine which uses commonly seen herbs to treat various diseases. Bharangi is one of the commonly seen herb and can be used to treat diseases like, 

  • Inbronchial asthma (Swasa) – Paste prepared from Bharangi and Ginger is taken with decoction of Chithraka. 
  • In Chronic fever (Jirna jwara)  – Powder of Bharangi , Symplocus racemosa, Santalum album, Acorus calamus is taken with sugar, ghee, honey and milk.
  • In Swelling (Sotha) – Powder of Bharangi is made into a paste with ghee and applied. 
  • In Fever (Jwara) – Decoction of Bharangi is taken at a dose of 60ml per day for a period of 7 days. 
  • As Digestant (Pacana) – The  root of Bharangi is powdered and taken after food.
  • As a Carminative (Deepana) – Bharangi powdered and taken before food. It can act as a carminative. 
  • In Pain (Sula) – Decoctionof Bharangigivenat a dose of 60ml .
  • In Cough (Kasa) -Bharangiroot is powdered and taken with honey. 
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Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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