Body Disorders


Search for Ingredients :

Ingredients List :

Ingredient Name : Ipomoea turpethum R. Br.

Arabic Name : Turbud

Bengali Name : Teudi, Tvuri

Chinese Name : Fan shu

English Name : Turpeth Root, Indian Jalap

French Name : Turbith Vegetal

German Name : Indische Jalape, Turpethwurzel

Gujarati Name : Nasottar

Hindi Name : Nisot, Nisoth, Nishoth, Pithori

Kannada Name : Vili Tigade

Latin name : Ipomoea turpethum R. Br.

Marathi Name : Shetvad, Nishotar, Tend

Persian Name : Turbud

Punjabi Name : Chitabansa, Nisoth

Sanskrit Name : Kalaparni, Nishotra, Triputa, Trivruth

Urdu Name : Turbud Safed, Nisoth


The root-bark of white variety of Turpeth is powerful purgative and used to facilitate bowel evacuation in the most dramatic cases of constipation. It is so strong that it must be combined with such other herbs as ginger, licorice, or some other digestive stimulant. It is occasionally used in colic and pain in the intestinal region, dysentery, colitis, arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia and rheumatism. Also useful in sluggish liver, jaundice, obesity, cough and asthma. It is also successfully employed in cases of dropsy due to heart, kidney or liver disease.

Recommended Dosage: 3 to 5 g powder of root-bark.

Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.