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Amazing Benefits and Uses of Rosary Pea

Rosary Pea is a twining plant with long, pinnately leafed feathery leaves. The flowers are of rose and purple colour that grow at the end of the stalk. Fruits, on the other hand, are short pods that contain firm, gleaming crimson and black seeds.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
The herb is used to cure scratches, sores, and wounds caused by dogs, cats, and mice.
The herb is used to cure scratches, sores, and wounds caused by dogs, cats, and mice.

Rosary Pea is a twining plant with long, pinnately leafed feathery leaves. The flowers are of rose and purple colour that grow at the end of the stalk. Fruits, on the other hand, are short pods that contain firm, gleaming crimson and black seeds. In Sanskrit and certain Indian languages, the herb is known as Gunja. 

The plant is native to Indonesia; however, it may be found all over the world in tropical and subtropical climates. If sufficient care is not taken when growing it, it may become weedy and invasive in the regions where it is planted.

Popular Name of Rosary Pea

Jequerity, Crab's Eye, Precatory Bean, Tento Muido, Cain Ghe, Graines Reglisse, Weesboontje, Rakat, Hint Meyankoku, Hung Tou, Jequerit, Liane Reglisse, Ma Liao Tou, Paratella, Paternoster.

Health Benefits and Uses of Rosary Pea

  • Gonorrhea, jaundice, and hemoglobinuria bile are all treated using rosary pea roots.

  • Human hair growth is reported to be aided by the oil derived from the herb's seeds.

  • The herb is also used as an aphrodisiac, laxative, sedative, and abortifacient.

  • Tea is made from the leaves of the Rosary pea plant, which is believed to help with fevers, coughs, and colds.

  • Rosary for Detoxification Pea affects the reproductive system's nerves, muscles, skin, and organs. It's commonly used to treat paralysis, as well as erectile dysfunction and impotence.

  • The white seeds of the herb are used in Siddha medicine to manufacture an oil that is said to be a modern-day analogue of Viagra.

  • Detoxified rosary pea powder and Chitrak (Plumbago Zeylanica) root powder are blended in equal proportions in cases of Leukoderma and Vitiligo. Water is used to make the paste, which is then applied to the affected areas. The use of the paste on a daily basis helps to diminish the appearance of white patches on the skin.

  • Anodyne, antibacterial, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, febrifuge, hemostat, purgative, and refrigerant qualities are all found in the seeds of the Rosary pea.

  • In cases of sciatica, stiffness of shoulder joints, and paralysis, the seeds can be used topically after being converted to vermifuge paste.

  • The herb is used to cure scratches, sores, and wounds caused by dogs, cats, and mice in some traditional treatments. The paste made from its roots is also used to treat stomach discomfort and malignancies.

  • To form a paste, combine the powdered detoxified seeds and roots of the rosary plant with water. This paste is applied to the areas of the scalp that have been impacted by baldness. It promotes the regrowth of hair. Grey hair can be treated using juice made from the paste of rosary pea leaves and seeds.

Caution while using Rosary Pea

  • Rosary pea seeds are extremely toxic. They have been shown to disrupt uterine functions and impede conception in women when taken in powdered form.

  • If eaten uncooked, the seeds can cause nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal discomfort and diarrhoea, as well as a burning sensation in the throat. Ulcerative lesions of the mouth and oesophagus may develop later.

  • Coming into contact with an infusion of the seed extracts could cause eye injury, conjunctivitis, and even blindness.

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