Bijasar (Pterocarpus Marsupium)
Botanical Name: Pterocarpus Marsupium
Sanskrit Name: Asana, Beejaka, Vijayasar
Other Names: Pterocarpus Marsupium, Indian Kino Tree.
Chemical Composition: The Phenolics marsupsin, pterosupin, pterostilbene and epicatechin - the blood sugar lowering components are present in Bijasar.
Rasa (Taste): Astringent, Bitter
Guna (Characteristics): Light, Rough
Veerya (Potency): Cold
Veepaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent
Effect on Tridoshas (Vitiations): Bijasar Pacifies Kapha (Dry) and Pitta (Agni/Fire) Vitiations (Doshas).
Bijasar and Ayurveda
Bijasar Powder is useful in management of all metabolic disorders including imbalanced level of glucose in blood and urine, in all skin problems; rejuvenates each and every part of the body. Purifies blood and removes all toxins from it. Removes unwanted flab from the body.
Regular use of it may balance the blood glucose level and may modulate glucose utilization in protein dependent tissues. It may regenerate beta cells of Pancreas to produce protein and may reduce cardinal symptoms for problems like the production of increased urine, excessive eating, abnormally intense thirst, burning pain in limbs and general weakness.
Bijasar gently balances the imbalanced level of glucose in blood and urine, the excessive thirst and appetite. It supports and maintains healthy blood and urine glucose levels.
Bijasar performs different functions to provide relief from the above said disproportionate conditions and regain health.
Action (According to Ayurveda)
- Kusthaghana (Skin problems)
- Rasayana (Rejuvenator)
- Keshya (Revitalizes hair)
- Rakatasodhana (Purify Blood and sets free of unwanted radicals from blood)
- Pramehaghna (Urinary tract impurities and increased glucose level)
- Medohara (relieves unwanted flab from body)
Uses of Bijasar Powder
Soak Bijasar Powder in water overnight, in the morning sieve it with cloth, if taken, balances the imbalanced level of glucose in blood and urine, the excessive thirst and appetite.
Take 1tsp. of the above preparation before Lunch and Dinner.
The drug Vijayasar (Petrocarpus Marsupiurn) heartwood has bean used by Ayurvedic Physicians in management of Madhumeh (Diabetes Mellitus) since ancient times. Indian Council of Medical Research (I.C.M.R.) has undertaken clinical evaluation of Vijayasar in diabetes mellitus.
The results of the trial so far have been quite promising. Vijayasar in a flexible dose open trial undertaken at 4 centres to evaluate the efficacy in the treatment of newly diagnosed or untreated non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), cases have shown promising results. The results of this open trial have been published in July, 1998 issue of the Indian Journal of Medical Research (Vol. 108, 24-29, 1998).
Following the encouraging results, multicentric flexible does double blind trial of Vijayasar, with tolbutamide control, on NIDDM patients has been initiated and is in progress at Chennai, Cuttak, and Kottayam. This part of the study is expected to be completed shortly.
The marketing of Vijayasar internationally will depend on the final outcome of the trials, generation of the required data (including experimental) as also the response from the Pharmaceutical industry.
Note: Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.
Other Uncommon Names of This Herb: Malabar kino, Vijaysar, Asana, Beejaka , Vijayasar, Benga, Bijiayasal, Piasal, Venkai, Bijaka, Pitasara, Pitashalaka, Beeja saar, Vijay saar.