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Chandrashoor: Lepidium sativum

Chandrashoor promotes proper union of the bones in fracture.

Chandrashoor is among the best nutritive herbs

Chandrashoor calms down the agitated digestive system and benefits in diarrhoea.

Chandrashoor possesses mild sedative effect so it can be used as a muscles relaxant and anxiolytic

Chandrashoor also improves physical strength of a fellow.

Common Name:
Garden cress (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Vasapushpa
  • Pashumehankarika
  • Chandrika

Lt. Name:
Lepidium sativum - Cruciferae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa – Katu (Astringent); Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna – Laghu (Light); Ruksha (Non - unctuous); Tikshna (Sharp in action)
  • Virya – Ushna (Hot)
  • Vipaka – Katu (Astringent) 

Effect of  Chandrashoor on Tridoshas:
Because of the hot Vipaka; Chandrashoor pacifies Kapha and Vata Dosha so it can be used successfully in diseases of Kapha and Vata Dosha origin. 

Therapeutic Uses of Chandrashoor in Ayurveda:

  • Hikka hara – Chandrashoor is very useful in alleviation of hiccough.
  • Atisarjit – Chandrashoor is very useful in diarrhoea.
  • Vata Rakta hara – Chandrashoor alleviates the conditions of too much Pitta in the body and is very useful in bleeding disorders.
  • Bala vardhana – Chandrashoor increases the strength of a fellow
  • Pushti vardhanam – Chandrashoor ensures proper nutrition to every part of the body.

Buy Chandrashoor

Chandrashoor Powder 2 oz

Chandrashoor Powder 4 oz

Chandrashoor Powder 1/2 Lb

Chandrashoor Powder 1 Lb

Chandrashoor Capsules 60capsules

Medicinal value of Chandrashoor:

  • Fracture healing activity: The  phytochemical  study  of  the  ethanolic    revealed presence  of  glycoside,  alkaloids,  tannin  (Phenolic  compound),  Flavonoids,  and  amino  acids  like  glutamine,  cysteine,  and  glycine. Hence  fracture  healing  activity  of  Lepidium sativum  seeds  were possible by one or more of these constituents, such as fatty acids, (17) protein (18),  or  through  their  activities (19) as  well  as  possible incorporation in the biological activities similar to the stable isotope tracers. (20).  The X?ray photographs taken  at  2nd,  4th  and 8th week demonstrated a continuous  significant increase  in  callus  formation  in  test  group when  compared  to  control  group.  Finally, the full recovery in test group was obtained in the 8th week. This result of  calcification  may  be  due  to  ethanolic  extract  of Lepidium sativum (ELS)  acting  as  antinflammatory  agent  and  may produce  collagen.  The present study data revealed that ethanolic extract of Lepidium sativum L. seeds may contribute to significant fracture healing activity
    • Fracture healing activity of ethanolic extract of lepidium sativum l. Seeds in internally fixed rats’ femoral osteotomy model yogesh chand yadav, avijeet jain, d.n. Srivastava, anurekha jain
  • Beneficial in Asthma: The investigation was carried out to determine the efficacy and safety of L. sativum in patients of bronchial asthma. The respiratory functions (FVC, FEV1, FEF25-75% and MVV) were assessed using a spirometer prior to and after 4 weeks of treatment. Efficacy of the drug in improving clinical symptoms and severity of asthmatic attacks was evaluated by interviewing the patient and by physical and haematological examination at the end of the treatment. 4 weeks treatment with the drug showed statistically significant improvement in various parameters of pulmonary functions in asthmatic subjects. Also significant improvement was observed in clinical symptoms and severity of asthmatic attacks. None of the patient showed any adverse effect with L. sativum. The results of the present study suggest the usefulness of L. sativum seeds in patients with bronchial asthma.
    • A Study on Clinical Efficacy of Lepidium sativum Seeds in Treatment of Bronchial AsthmaARCHANA N. PARANJAPE, ANITA A. MEHTA
  • Sedation effect: The present study deals with the investigation of the neurobehavioral effects of the total alkaloid from seeds of Lepidium sativum [LSAF].The effect of LSAF on general pharmacology, thiopental induced hypnosis, locomotor activity, motor coordination, antianxiety and analgesic effect were studied. The animals were intraperitonealy treated with 50, 150 and 250 mg/kg LSAF to the respective treatment groups. The results revealed that LSAF considerably potentiated the thiopental induced hypnosis, decreased locomotor activity and motor coordination, and increased preference to plus maze open arm. LSAF also increase the reaction time in caudal immersion and decrease in number of wriths in acetic acid induced writhing. It has been concluded that LSAF exhibited sedative, anxiolytic, myorelaxant and analgesic activity.
    • Phytochemical and CNS activity of Lepidium Sativum Linn. seeds total alkaloid Alok Shukla, Chandra Shekhar Singh, and Papiya Bigoniya Radharaman College of Pharmacy, Ratibad, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Indi
  • Anti Diarrhoeal activity: This study was aimed to provide the pharmacological basis for the medicinal use of Lepidium sativum in diarrhea using in vivo and in vitro assays. The seed extract of Lepidium sativum (Ls.Cr) at 100 and 300?mg/kg inhibited castor oil-induced diarrhea in rats. It suggests that Lepidium sativum seed extract possesses antidiarrheal and spasmolytic activities mediated possibly through dual blockade of muscarinic receptors and Ca++ channels, though additional mechanism(s) cannot be ruled out and this study explains its medicinal use in diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
    • Studies on Antidiarrheal and Antispasmodic Activities of Lepidium sativumCrude Extract in Rats Najeeb-ur Rehman,  Malik Hassan Mehmood,  Khalid M. Alkharfy, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani

Useful part of Chandrashoor:

Doses of Chandrashoor:
Powder: 1-3 gm

Some combinations with Chandrashoor:

Some important notes about Chandrashoor:

  • Chandrashoor paste should be applied in back ache, joint pain and skin diseases.
  • Chandrashoor powder is very useful in dysmenorrhoea; and health problems occurring after child birth; it cleans the uterus, improves lactation and balances Vata.

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