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Kanchnaar is a deciduous tree which has immense medicinal significance, due to its potent astringent, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Kanchnaar is widely used in the preparation of Ayurvedic and herbal formulations, especially for managing glandular swellings, skin problems, and several other conditions.

The scientific name of Kanchnaar is Bauhinia variegate. It is a species of flowering plant in the Fabaceae legume family. The Kanchnaar tree is native to the temperate and tropical regions in Eastern and Southeast Asia, including the Indian subcontinent, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Burma.

Kanchnaar has several Hindi names, including Goriyal, Barial, Gurial, Gwiar, Kachnar, and Kandan. It is called Orchid tree and Mountain ebony in English, Mandarai in Tamil, Kanchanam or Bodanta in Telegu, and Tokapana in Bengali.  

The leaves, flowers and bark of Kanchnaar are the commonly used parts of Kanchnaar for preparing herbal medicines.

Kanchnaar is known for its anti-microbial, anti-diabetic, analgesic, neural, cytotoxic, nephroprotective, and hypolipidemic actions. It also has the ability to reduce pain, swelling and fever; and regulate the thyroid hormones. Due to its medicinal properties, Kanchnaar has the proven ability to treat Skin disorders, Cough, Obesity, Menstrual problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Piles, Rectal prolapse, Uterine cysts and fibroids, Urinary tract disorders, and a number of other health conditions.


S. No. Herb Used Latin Name Part Used QTY
1. Kanchnaar Bauhinia variegata Barks 100 gm


Kanchnaar Churna is an excellent Ayurvedic herbal product prepared from the standardized extracts of the Kanchnaar herb. The churna has the ability to manage several disorders because of its proven medicinal properties.

In specific, some of the key health benefits of Kanchnaar churna are:

1. Managing Cancers

Kanchnaar has anti-cancerous properties, due to which it can shrink cancer cells, impede their growth, and make them undergo apoptosis. Kanchnaar churna offers the goodness of Kanchnaar’s cancer-management properties in the form of herbal powder. The use of the churna is considered an effective remedy for managing cancer in a safe and natural way.

2. Managing Glandular Swelling

Ayurvedic texts have highlighted the beneficial actions of Kanchnaar in managing glandular swelling. The use of Kanchnaar churna can help reduce the swelling of the glands in the neck (cervical adenitis), and can treat conditions like Tonsillitis.

3. Treating Hemorrhoids

Kanchnaar is capable of treating even the most severe cases of Hemorrhoids, which are formed due to the swelling of the blood vessels in the anal area. Hemorrhoids cause discomfort while sitting, and pain while passing stool. Kanchnaar churna can alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by Hemorrhoids; and, eventually, removes them completely.

4. Curing Hypothyroidism

Kanchnaar is believed to be a very beneficial herbal remedy for managing Hypothyroidism. Kanchnaar churna unfolds the benefits of the herb in terms of its positive impact on thyroid imbalance and its ability to relieve Kapha dosha which is linked to the occurrence of the thyroid disorder.

5. Strengthening The Digestive System

Kanchnaar can strengthen the digestive system, and enable the proper functioning of the intestines. The use of Kanchnaar churna is extremely beneficial for people suffering from digestive disorders, specifically Amoebic dysentery and Diarrhea. The churna can calm the digestive system, clear the stomach, improve appetite, and eliminate the stomach worms/parasites that can cause intestinal problems.

6. Controlling Blood Sugar

The Kanchnaar herb can control blood sugar in the body because it contains certain chemicals which have properties similar to those of insulin. People suffering from Diabetes can benefit from the use of Kanchnaar churna as it can lower the elevated blood sugar levels.

7. Purifying The Blood

Kanchnaar, especially its bitter flowers, is known for its blood-purifying ability and therapeutic uses that can be beneficial for maintaining the healthy functioning of several organs, including the liver. Kanchnaar churna is a useful herbal product for purifying the blood, especially because of its ability to eliminate toxins and impurities from the blood.

8. Managing Menstrual Problems

Kanchnaar has proven benefits for women suffering from menstrual problems. The herb is capable of providing relief to women who suffer from Menorrhagia hemolysis, a condition which is characterized by excessive bleeding during periods. Kanchnaar churna is considered an excellent herbal formulation for women because it can regulate the circulation of blood during menstruation.

9. Treating Oral Disorders

Kanchnaar contains chemical substances which can treat oral disorders by fighting the bacteria in the mouth. People suffering from oral disorders and moth ulcers can benefit from the use of Kanchnaar churna because of its ability to kill bacteria and restore the pH balance in the mouth. It can also treat common problems like bad breath, and keep the mouth fresh.

In addition to the above-mentioned health benefits, the use of Kanchnaar churna is also beneficial in healing wounds, reducing inflammation, relieving burning sensation, managing worm infestations, and curing snake bites.


According to Ayurveda, the medicinal properties of Kanchnaar can be described as follows: Its ‘Rasa’ (taste) is Kashaya (Astringent); ‘Guna’ (quality) is laghu (light to digest) and Rooksha (dry); Virya (Potency) is Sheet (Cold); and Vipak(Metabolism) is Katu (Pungent).

Kanchnaar’s effect on Tridosha is that it can relieve Kapha and Pitta doshas.

Classical Ayurvedic texts have described that the properties of the flowers of Kanchnaar as follows: Kshyaghna (anti-tubercular), Pittaghna (pacifying Pitta dosha), Rakta Pradaraghna (treating Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding), and Kaasghna (curing cough).

The texts have also mentioned that the bark of the Kanchnaar herb has the ability to manage several health conditions, including Arbuda (Tumor), Galaganda (Goitre), Gandamala (Lymphadenopathy), Ashthila (BPH), and disorders related to Kapha-Pitta dosha.

Ayurvedic experts also believe that the extract of Kanchnaar leaves has the capability to maintain proper metabolism; and enhance the functioning of the liver, thereby managing conditions like Jaundice.


  • Package Type: Herbal Powder.
  • Package Quantity: 100 gm. Bottle.

Kanchnaar Churna is an excellent herbal formulation prepared from 100% natural herbs. The preparation of the churna does not involve the use of any chemicals, preservatives, starch, yeast, fillers, additives, binders, or artificial colours.


1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after the meals Or as directed by the physician.


  • The use of Kanchnaar churna is not advisable for people suffering from hypersensitivity.
  • For people using certain other medications, Kanchnaar churna may sometimes cause dizziness, drowsiness, headache, or hypotension.
  • In some cases, Kanchnaar churna may lower the blood pressure extensively.
  • People using Kanchnaar churna should monitor their blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Kanchnaar churna should not be used by women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, and by breastfeeding mothers.