Abies Webbiana (Talispatra)
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.
|Scientific Name||ABIES WEBBIANA|
|Plant Family||PINACEAE (PINES)|
|Sanskrit Name||TALISAPATRAM, MANDUPARNI|
|English Name||HIMALAYAN SILVER FIR|
Botanical Classification (Taxonomy)
|Infra Kingdom||STREPTOPHYTA (land plants)|
|Division||TRACHEOPHYTA (TRACHEOPHYTES or Vascular Plants)|
|Sub Division||SPERMATOPHYTINA (SPERMATOPHYTES or Seed Plants)|
The leaves of talish patra have therapeutic significance. These are effective in all respiratory diseases.
Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) has following healing properties.
- Expectorant (mild)
- Anti-inflammatory (on lungs and airways)
- Respiratory tonic
- Astringent (mild)
Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) is helpful in following health conditions.
Lungs & Airways
- Common cold
- Chronic bronchitis
- Productive cough
- Chronic productive Cough
- Whooping cough (pertussis)
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Gas or flatulence
- 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.
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.
Abies Webbiana leaves have mucolytic, antitussive and expectorant action, so they help relieving productive cough.
The dosage of Abies Webbiana (Talispatra) is given in following table.
|Talispatra Leaves powder||1 to 3 grams|
|Maximum Daily Dosage||6 grams per day|
|Leaves Decoction||Prepared 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.
- 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.
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