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Meda (Polygonatum verticillatum) Makes use of, Qualities, Cures, Analysis

By Dr Renita D’Souza
Meda (Polygonatum verticillatum) is an Ayurvedic herb which is talked about as one among the many Ashtavarga herbs, an Ayurvedic formulation with 8 power selling herbs. Historically, the rhizomes of this plant are used to extend the bodily power, nourish the physique tissues, acts as aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, galactagogue and nervine tonic. In some areas of Himalaya folks use this plant as vegetable and its roots are additionally eaten uncooked.
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Botanical Title – Polygonatum verticillatum Linn
Campydorum verticillatum (L.) Salisb. nom. inval.
Convallaria leptophylla D.Don
Convallaria stellifolia Peterm.
Convallaria verticillata L.
Household – Liliaceae

Vernacular Names

English Title – Whorled solomon’s seal
Sanskrit Title – Meda
Hindi Title – Basuchidra, Devamani, Pandura, Shakakul, Seal, Vasuchhidra
Urdu Title – Nor-e-Alam
Pahari Title – Salam mishri
Nepali Title – Keruwa, Khinraula
Pashto Title – Peramole
Kashmiri Title – Mishri, Mitha dodhu, Ra-mnye, Khol
Gilgati or Balti Title – Saat Ashee in
Chinese language Title – Lun Ye Huang Jing

Medicinal Qualities

Style (Rasa) – Sweet
Efficiency (Virya)
– Chilly
Qualities (Guna)
Guru – heavy to digest
Motion (Karma)
Vrishya – Aphrodiasiac
Sthanyavaham – will increase breast milk
Brihmana – nourishes the physique tissues
Shukrakrit – will increase semen

Impact on Doshas
Balances aggravated Pitta and Vata dosha
Aggravates Kapha dosha
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Therapeutic Makes use of

Burning sensation
Ache (arti)
Tuberculosis (Rajayakshma)
Emaciation (Kshaya)
Depletion of physique tissues (Kshata kshaya)

Half Used



Rhizome powder – 2- 3 grams or as directed by the doctor
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Sanskrit Verses


Polygonatum verticillatum is used as folklore drugs. Its utility varies somewhere else

  • In Basic debility, the plant root is used with milk and ghee. This recipe is practised in some elements of Gilgit. In different areas this plant is taken to treatment flatulence.
  • The roots of the plant are lower into small items and soaked in water in a single day. Subsequent morning, it’s crushed in identical water and consumed day by day each morning. This treatment is used to deal with Spermatorrhaea and piles.
  • In leucorrhoea, root powder is combined with water and brought day by day.
  • To deal with wound, root paste of meda plant is utilized externally on wound.
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Dietary Values

Polygonatum verticillatum incorporates moisture [(84.53 ± 4.69) g/100 g], protein [(16.20 ± 1.62) g/100 g], fats [(0.46 ± 0.06) g/100 g], fibre [(12.33 ± 0.57) g/100 g], carbohydrates [(17.07 ± 0.00) g/100 g], ash [(7.45 ± 0.79) g/100 g], power worth [(108.23 ± 9.73) Kcal/100 g]. The plant additionally possess micronutrient resembling Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper and Manganese.

Pharmacological Actions

Polygonatum verticillatum possesses Antimalarial, Antipyretic,  Anti-inflammatory, Anticonvulsant, Lipoxygenase, Urease  Inhibition, Diuretic, Tracheorelaxant, Antidiarrheal, Antispasmodic, Antinociceptive, Antifungal, Antibacterial and Bronchodilator actions.(A)

Botanical Description

Polygonatum verticillatum is a perennial rhizomatous herb with erect stem rising as much as 2-4 ft in top. Leaves are organized in whorls, sessile, Lanceolate/linear in form. Flowers are white or pale yellow, tinged with inexperienced. Fruits berry, crimson and when matures it turns purple in colour. Rhizomes are thick, white in colour, sandy floor and shortly branched.

Description of rhizomes of Meda as per Bhavaprakasha Nighantu – They’re white in colour and secretes latex when pricked by nails, which resembles like fats tissue.


Polygonatum verticillatum is generally present in Himalayan areas, Kashmir, Sikkim, Southeast Tibet, West Asia, Europe, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and China.(B)


Satavari (Asparagus racemosus), Salam mishri (Eulophia campestris Wall.) are used as substitutes for Meda (Polygonatum verticillatum)

Chemical Constituents

Rhizome and aerial elements of Polygonatum verticillatum include saponin, alkaloids,  glycosides, phenols, flavonoids,  sterols and tannins. As well as, rhizomes additionally has  anthraquinones and terpenoids.

Classical Categorization

Bhavaprakasha Nighantu – Harithakyadi Varga
Kaiyadeva Nighantu – Oshadivarga
Dhanvantari Nighantu – Guduchyadi varga
Raja Nighantu – Parpataadi varga
Madanapala Nighantu – Abhayadi varga
Charaka Samhita – Included Meda beneath Jeevaniyaani, Shukrajananani and Snehopagaani dashemaani.
Sushruta Samhita – Included meda beneath Kakolyaadi ghana.


Antinociceptive exercise – A examine that carried out with a purpose to determine the pharmacological rationale for the standard use of the Polygonatum verticillatum rhizomes in painful situations and plant as a diuretic, has substantiated the folklore use of this plant as an analgesic.

Tracheorelaxant, Anti-inflammatory actions – A examine was carried out to explain the tracheorelaxant and anti inflammatory exercise of Polygonatum verticillatum has proved the numerous impact of Polygonatum verticillatum as tracheorelaxant by means of a Ca2+ channel blockade mechanism and anti inflammatory exercise.

Aphrodisiac Exercise – A examine carried out on Aphrodisiac properties of Polygonatum verticillatum leaf extract have proved the numerous aphrodisiac impact of leaf extract of Polygonatum verticillatum.


Dhaanwantharam mezhukupaakam – Used to deal with vata illnesses, paralysis, tissue depletion, pediatric issues and many others.
Bruhath Chandanaadi Thailam
Amruth jeevan rasayan – Utilized in fatigue, low immunity and many others
Brihat ashwagandha Ghrita – Utilized in oligospermia, infertility and many others
Madhuyashtyadi taila – Finest utilized in pitta associated illnesses resembling fever and burning sensation
Shatavaryadi ghrita
Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita – Used to deal with all forms of Vata illnesses
Vasachandanadi taila
Dhanwantharam thailam – Broadly used to deal with spondylosis, arthritis and neuro muscular situations
Mahanarayan oil – Utilized in arthritis, paralysis and different vata illnesses
Kamdev Ghrita – Used as aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, improves sperm depend,physique power and pores and skin complexion.
Artilon Gentle Gel – Utilized in osteoarthritis
Dhanwantharam Kashayam – Utilized in put up natal care of mom
Shiva gutika – Utilized in liver and spleen issues
Prasoothika Kahayam – Used after supply for restoring well being
Guduchyadi taila – Used gout, itching within the scalp and headache
Baladhatryadi thailam – Finest utilized in eye illnesses

Classical Categorization

Bhavaprakasha Nighantu – Haritakyaadi varga
Kaiyadeva Nighantu – Oshadi varga
Dhanvantari Nighantu – Guduchyaadi varga
Raja Nighantu – Parpatadi varga
Madanapala Nighantu – Abhayadi varga
Charaka Samhita – Included Meda beneath Jeevaniyaani, Shukrajananani and Snehopagaani dashemaani.
Sushruta Samhita – Included Meda herb beneath Kakolyaadi ghana.
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Scientific Classification

Kingdom – Plantae
Division – Tracheophyta
Class – Liliopsida
Order – Liliales
Household – Liliaceae
Genus – Polygonatum
Species – verticillatum
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Sanskrit Synonyms

Vasa, Manichidra, Jivani, Shalyaparnika,
Nakhachedya, Hima, Ranga, Madhyadesha,
Medah, Sara, Snehavati, Medini,
Madhura, Vara, Snigdha, Medodrava, Sadhvi, Shalyada, Bahurandrika
Dharaapi, Medabava, Vidhya, Surameda, Shreshta,  Surameda, Samudbhava, Shyama,

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