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Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea) - Medicinal Properties, Benefits & Uses


Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. And to live well Ayurveda has mentioned enormous herbs, one such splendid herb is Nagkesar.

  • Latin Name: Mesua ferrea
  • Family: Calophyllaceae

Other Names:

  • Sanskrit Name: Nagkesar and Nagpushp
  • Hindi Name: Naghas, Nogkesar
  • Kannada Name: Kanchana, Nagasampige
  • Malayalam Name: Nagachempakam, Velluttachembagam
  • Tamil Name: Irul, Karunangu
  • Assam Name: Nabor
  • Bihar Name: Nagakeshur
  • Bengali Name: Nagesar
  • Punjabi Name: Naga Kesar
  • Telugu Name: Naga Kesaralu

It is even described as one of the srestha (Best) herb of all the rest due to its positive effects over the human body.


It is medium sized evergreen tree upto 13mm tall, often buttressed at the base with the trunk up to 90 cm in diameter.

  • Leaves: About 3 to 5 inches long, it is simple, narrow, ovate or egg shaped. It is dark green in color, with a whitish underside, the new growing leaves are red in color then slowly they turn into yellow color. Flowers are about 4 to 7.5 cm in diameter with four white petals and center of numerous yellow stamens.
  • Fruits: Fruits are oblong in shape they are about 2.5 to 5.0 cm long with persistent calyx.
  • Seeds: Seeds are 1 to 4 in number, dark brown in color, cotyledon is fleshy and oily.

Part Used

Punkesar (Stamens), Fruits, Seeds & Flowers are widely used.


The tree is generally found in India, Srilanka, Southern Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Malayasia and Sumatara Regions.

Physical Properties

  • Ras (Taste) : Kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Properties) : Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
  • Virya (Action) : Sheet (Coldness)
  • Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect) : Katu (Pungent)
  • Dosha : Pitta (Agni, Heat) and Kapha (Cough)

Chemical Properties

  • Mensuol
  • Silosterol
  • Fatty Acids
  • Cyclohaxodine
  • Mesuanic Acid
  • a- And ß AMYRIN

Nagkesar is Mostly Referred in Bleeding Disorders

  • All the bleeding disorders occurs due to the Pitta (heat) imbalance, NAGKESAR is mostly indicated in the bleeding disorders like piles, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia & epistaxis because it pacifies the Pitta that maintains the heat imbalance.
  • Piles (Arsh) are vascular structures in the anal canal which gets swollen and inflamed and the patient feels difficult to defecate with continuous throbbing (pin pricking ) pain along with bleeding stools. Nagkesar reduces swelling and shrinks pile mass, eradicate pain and stops bleeding. Fresh flowers of this tree are used to treat bleeding piles.
  • Menorrhagia is termed as excessive bleeding during menses. Nagkesar cures excessive bleeding. It acts as aphrodisiac and haemostatic. Its main action is on the blood capillaries, due to its kashaya ras (astringent) and sheet virya (cool nature).
  • Metrorrhagia means uterine bleeding at irregular intervals. Nagkesar due to its kashaya ras (astringent) or sheet virya (cool) helps to improve the conditions.

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Other Uses Are

  • Anti-poisonous
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-peptic
  • Antipyretic
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-asthmatic
  • Antiallergic

Also used in

  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Leprosy
  • Impotency
  • Polydepsia (Excessive Thirst )

Fresh flowers of this tree are useful in skin diseases like leprosy, itching, erysipelas, scabies, wounds and excessive sweating as it provides fragility and transparency to the skin.

Dried flowers are used in Dysentery with Mucus. Oil from the seeds of this tree are used in treating sores and rheumatism.

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