Abies Webbiana (Talispatra)

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Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) is an ayurvedic medicinal plant. Its leaves are used in various ayurvedic preparation used for respiratory diseases. TALISADI CHURNA, the famous ayurvedic formulation, contains Talispatra as a main ingredient.

Abies Webbiana is a botanical name given to Talispatra (talish patra) plant. Leaves of this plant have medicinal value. They are frequently used in ayurveda and folk medicines. Abies webbiana leaves have a unique aroma. Its aroma has potential to cure mild headache and relieve mental stress.

Abies Webbiana leaves are helpful in diseases such as cough, asthma, chronic bronchitis, common cold, sneezing, allergic rhinitis and upper respiratory infections.

Botanical Description

Basic Information

Scientific NameABIES WEBBIANA
Plant FamilyPINACEAE (PINES)
Hindi NameTALISPATRA
Sanskrit NameTALISAPATRAM, MANDUPARNI
English NameHIMALAYAN SILVER FIR
Other NameMADHURAPATRA

Botanical Classification (Taxonomy)

KingdomPLANTAE
Sub-KingdomVIRIDIPLANTAE
Infra KingdomSTREPTOPHYTA  (land plants)
Super DivisionEMBRYOPHYTA
DivisionTRACHEOPHYTA (TRACHEOPHYTES or Vascular Plants)
Sub DivisionSPERMATOPHYTINA (SPERMATOPHYTES or Seed Plants)
ClassPINOPSIDA (CONIFERS)
SubclassPINIDAE
OrderPINALES (PINES)
FamilyPINACEAE (PINES)
GenusABIES
SpeciesABIES WEBBIANA

Medicinal Parts

  • Leaves

The leaves of talish patra have therapeutic significance. These are effective in all respiratory diseases.

Medicinal Properties

Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) has following healing properties.

  1. Bronchodilator
  2. Mucolytic
  3. Antitussive
  4. Expectorant (mild)
  5. Anti-inflammatory (on lungs and airways)
  6. Respiratory tonic
  7. Antiviral
  8. Antibacterial
  9. Antimicrobial
  10. Anxiolytic
  11. Antispasmodic
  12. Carminative
  13. Astringent (mild)

Therapeutic Indications

Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) is helpful in following health conditions.

Lungs & Airways

  • Common cold
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Hemoptysis
  • Productive cough
  • Chronic productive Cough
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

Digestive Health

  • Gas or flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal distension

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) helps in almost all respiratory diseases. Its leaves have anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory action on airways and lungs. Leaves also work as antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial, so leaves are also effective in infections of upper respiratory tract.

Common cold

The decoction of Talispatra leaves relieves watery discharge, sneezing and nasal congestion. Due to antiviral properties, it helps eradicating common cold infections within 1 to 3 days. Usually, leaves work better when used along with black pepper and ginger and long pepper.

Chronic bronchitis & Asthma

Talispatra leaves are mucolytic, antitussive and anti-inflammatory. Due to these properties, Talispatra leaves clear the airways and dissolve thick mucus accumulated in the lungs. Further, they also reduce mucus production. Therefore, they help reducing symptoms of chronic bronchitis and asthma.

In addition to these, talish leaves also have bronchodilatory action, which eases in breathing. Anxiolytic property also reduces mental stress associated with persistent cough and asthma and brings sound sleep at night.

Productive cough

Abies Webbiana leaves have mucolytic, antitussive and expectorant action, so they help relieving productive cough.

Dosage

The dosage of Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) is given in following table.

Talispatra Leaves powder1 to 3 grams
Maximum Daily Dosage6 grams per day
Leaves DecoctionPrepared with 3 grams Talispatra powder in 200 ml water and reduced to 50 ml water

Caution & Side Effects

Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) is POSSIBLY SAFE in therapeutic dosage less than 2 grams per day. However, excess dosage and unwise use of Abies Webbiana can cause following side effects.

  • Heartburn
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Vertigo (reeling sensation)
  • Worsen the ulcer condition

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) is also used in pregnant women for relieving productive cough and other respiratory problems. The safest dosage is less than 2 grams per day during pregnancy. No information is available regarding the safety and efficacy of Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) in excess dosage.

Contraindications

You should not take Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) leaves powder of decoction in following cases.

  • Acute phase of ulcerative colitis
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Severe burning sensation in the abdomen
  • Heartburn

Drug Interactions

Not known

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