August 4, 2021

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Health Benefits of Aak

10 Health Benefits of Aak Flower – Crown Flower

Diseases are liked by none and are good for nothing. Even when some suffer from any kind of disease, they don’t like to get Medicated with oral or injectable kind of things. So then what to be done! Hey guys, cheer up today we will be telling you a very different remedy to treat diseases.

Using plants is a natural and very affordable way to treat a person’s health. Some of them are free, and easy to get. They are available out there, either grow wild or cultivated by farmers. Some of major medicinal plants are native to Asia. One of them is aak plant, scientifically called Calotropis gigantea.

Aak Flower

Aak’ is also called ‘Madar’. The two species- red and white, are highly beneficial from an Ayurvedic point of view. Numerous medicines are manufactured using aak as an ingredient as it is a known cure for many diseases. It is also used as a domestic medicine to treat various disorders. It is highly poisonous and should be treated with great care. If you get the juice in your eyes it causes instant blindness. Suicides have used it and it is an abortifacient. Despite this it also has amazing healing powers and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It is native to Pakistan and parts of India.

lists the medicinal values of aak and its role in treating different diseases.

Its leaves are a common ingredient in many ayurvedic products, herbal teas, remedial concoctions, and so on. It possesses healing properties and can be used to treat health problems. In diabetes treatment, aak is often used, as herbalists have said, they might have a hypoglycemic effect.

Chemical Composition of Aak Leaves and Medicinal Qualities

The main reason for the versatility of Aak leaves in medicine is due to its chemical composition. According to analysts’ studies, an aak leaf contains cardiac glycosides, which is commonly used in heart medication. It also has fatty acids and calcium oxalate that are imperative in many western medications.

It has been found to have antifungal properties and can be used to cure skin fungal diseases such as athlete’s foot and ringworm. It has also been found to have anti-carcinogenic properties in laboratory tests. It is also an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It contains the toxic glycosides uscharin, Calotropis and calotoxin. Uscharin is an effective killer of land snails if they become pestilential. It also has anti-coagulant properties, so could help prevent blood clots although it has so far not been tested on humans.

In Ayurvedic medicine it is used for many purposes: the powdered leaves help wounds heal quickly. They are good for indigestion, liver disorders, constipation, intestinal worms and skin problems. A drink is prepared with aak flowers and milk to cure colds, coughs, catarrh and asthma. They are also used to cure piles.

The leaves can be boiled and used as a hot poultice to relieve stomach pains, headaches and sprains. A tincture made from the leaves is said to be good for fevers. Parts of the plant are also given as an aphrodisiac and a sedative, and as it was found to stimulate the blood flow, it probably can help men with erectile dysfunctions. 

Other Health Benefits of Aak Flower – Crown Flower:-

  • Helps stabilize blood circulation
  • Helps in treating gastrointestinal diseases
  • Helps in treating neurological disorders
  • Good for nausea and diarrhea
  • Used as an antidote for snake bites
  • Has healing properties to treat asthma

As mentioned earlier, not knowing how to use aak leaves properly can result in lethal consequences. Always consult a professional before trying to incorporate this plants use in your personal preparations.

Aak Crown Flower – white madar flower (Crown Flower) Botanical Classification

  1. Family: Asclepiadaceae
  2. English: Madar, Giant Milk-weed, Roostertree, Mudar plant
  3. Sanskrit: Alarka, Rajaarka, Shvetarka, Vasuka, Mandaar,Bhasvanmuula, Dinesh, Prabhakar
  4. Unani: white madar flower, Aak
  5. Siddha/Tamil: Erukku
  6. Arabic: Oshar
  7. French: Calotrope, Pomme de Sodome
  8. German: Wahre Mudarpflanzer, Gomeiner
  9. Italian: Calotropo
  10. Spanish: Algodon extranjero, Cazuela
  11. Turkish: Ipekag

Aak Leaves for diabetes and obesity:

Can there be anything which could heal the thing with just the touch? Rubbish thing, right! But it is true. All of you must have heard about ‘Aak leaves’. It is known by many names like Akwan, Madar, Swallow wort and many more. For many of us, it is a poisonous plant but its is not so.

Aak leaves can simply be said as miracle leaves. It has the capability to treat Diabetes and Obesity (Heavy tummy), with just the simple touch. Today we will be talking about the same.

Aak plants are found everywhere in different species. It bears bluish-white flowers with thorny fruits. It has many religious aspects, as the flowers and fruits are used in the worshipping of Lord Shiva. Well, let us talk how Aak leaves can treat Obesity and Diabetes.

  • Take 2 full leaves of Aak plant.
  • From the opposite side which is little rough, place it on your feel sole and wear socks.
  • Do the same with both the feet.
  • Make sure that the leaves are touching your soles completely.
  • All ow the leaves to stay there for whole day, before going to sleep remove it and wash your legs.
  • Repeat the process with new leaves for a week.
  • After the week, go for the blood sugar checkup.

You will be amazed! The results will be all normal, or it would be balanced for more than your expectations. It also helps to keep your inflated tummy fit. So, was it a miracle or not.

Root of Aak Effective in skin diseases:

The use of Aak Root in skin diseases gives excellent results by applying the paste of its root bark heals all types of boils, blood impurities and syphilis etc. The application of bark paste with Rassindur, Surma (Srotojan) and Sambharsing beneficial in case of elephantine foot disease.
When the ‘neemoli oil’ with bark powder is applied on skin, all types of ragged up skin diseases get quickly cured. With the use of its root bark, the enlarged up spleen and diseases arising out of it gets easily alleviated. The root bark powder when taken with saunf, rose flower petals or dalchini chases away chronic dysentery.

The flowers of listening treat the gas in the stomach, increase the appetite, and digestion. It kills the lack of appetite, excessive flow of saliva through the mouth, treats hemorrhoids, and cures cough and asthma for good. Acid leaves are well-hanged and wound and swollen.

Precautions for Aak Flower leaves:

The milk that drains from Aak leaves is poisonous. Do not let it enter your eyes, otherwise it may damage your eyesight. If you are diabetic patient or fed unhealthy body then you should give it a try. May be it can help you. Be careful and live well!


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