Patha is extensively used as a medicine from Vedic Period and Samhita Kala. Patha is indicated in treating various ailments such as Jwara (pyrexia), Atisara (diarrhea), Arsha (hemorrhoids), Prameha (diabetes), Grahani (gastrointestinal disorders), Shoola (pain), Kasa (cough), and Shwasa (bronchitis). Patha is mainly indicated in Kwatha (decoction) and Churna (powder) dosage forms in various Chikitsagranthas.

 Ayurvedic Action

Rasa (Taste)Katu, Tikta
Virya (Energy)Seeta, (Cold)
Vipak (Post-digestive effect)Katu
Guna (Quality)Light, Sharp
Doshic EffectBalances V- K-P

Health Benefits


Patha helps to control the symptoms of asthma and gives relief in case of breathlessness. Patha has immunomodulatory activity with anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it helps decrease inflammation as well as the production of mucus in the air passages which subsequently eases breathing.


Patha helps manage diarrhea due to its anti-diarrheal property. Patha has antimicrobial action and it  prevents the growth of bacteria in the large intestine. 


 Antioxidant property of patha might help manage high blood pressure.


Patha might help to manage Malaria due to its antimalarial property.

Menstrual problems.

Pain-relieving properties of patha might be useful in managing menstrual problems. 


This is due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Patha helps manage blood glucose levels and also prevents damage to pancreatic cells. This enhances insulin secretion and sensitivity.

Dosage and side effects (only after consultation with an ayurvedic doctor).

Useful part -Roots; Leaves.

Patha Powder - ¼-½ teaspoon once or twice a day.

It is strictly advised to consult a doctor before taking it during pregnancy, lactation or if you have any chronic disease.



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