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Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) Indications, Dosage & Side effects

Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum)

Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) is an herb belongs to Ranunculaceae (buttercups) family. It is also called Nirvisha or Nirvishi. It is used in ayurveda for its neuroprotective and cardioprotective action in the poisoning of any substance. Due to its neuroprotective action, it benefits in vata disorders including hemiplegia, facial paralysis, and convulsions. It also has digestive action. So, it improves appetite and removes Ama Dosha. Due to this action, it is beneficial in all types of abdominal disorders with the dominance of Kapha dosha and Ama dosha.

Nirvisha means that nullifies the effects of poison. In Ayurveda, it is used in snakebite, Vatsanabha poisoning, digitalis toxicity, and spider bite. In case of animal bite (snake, insect or spider), it is used internally as well as externally.  

What is Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum)?

Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) is a variety of Delphinium, commonly known as Larkspur. It belongs to Ranunculaceae (buttercups) family and Delphinium L. genus. The roots of Jadwar (Nirvisha) are used in ayurveda for medicinal purposes.

Synonyms & Vernacular Names

Common Name Jadwar, Nirvishi, Nirvisha
Botanical Name Delphinium denudatum
English Jadwar
Hindi Jadwar
Sanskrit Avisha, Nirvisha, Vivisha
Arabic name Jadwar, Jadvara

Medicinal Parts

Roots: The roots are used as for therapeutic benefits in ayurveda and Unani Medicine.

Ayurvedic Properties

RASA (Taste) KATU (Pungent), TIKTA (Bitter)
GUNA (Main Quality) LAGHU (Light), RUKSHA (Dry)
VIRYA (Potency) USHNA (Hot)
VIPAKA (Resultant) KATU (Pungent)
PRABHAVA (Action) Antitoxic
Dhatu (Tissue) Effect RASA, RAKTA
Organs Effect Brain, Heart, Nerves, Stomach, Liver

Dosha Karma

Balances Tridosha (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) .
Reduces Kapha Dosha.
Pacifies Vata Dosha (If taken with milk or ghee)
Eliminates Ama Dosha.

Medicinal Properties

  • Antitoxic
  • Antivenin
  • Neuroprotective
  • Cardioprotective
  • Cardiac stimulant
  • Appetizer
  • Digestive stimulant
  • Cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile)
  • Carminative
  • Depurative (purifies blood)
  • Mucolytic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Emmenagogue
  • Lithontriptic (dissolves kidney stone)
  • Antipyretic

Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) Indications

Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) is indicated in the following health conditions in ayurveda.

Internal Use

  • Vata disorders – including paralysis and convulsions.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Ama Dosha.
  • Jaundice.
  • Abdominal diseases with Kapha dominance.
  • Cardiac weakness.
  • Common cold.
  • Productive cough.
  • Asthma with excess production of mucus.
  • Dysmenorrhea in women.
  • Dysuria.
  • Kidney stone.
  • Snakebite.
  • Insect bite.
  • Spider bite.
  • Vatsanabha poisoning

External Use

The paste of Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) roots is made with water. It is used to apply on an insect bite, snake bite, spider bite and any bite from animal origin.

Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) Dosage

The classical ayurvedic dosage of Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) is as follows:

Children 10 mg per Kg of body weight
Adults 500 to 1000 mg
Maximum Possible Dosage 2000 mg per day

How to Take Jadwar

Anupan (Adjuvant) In Vata disorders, Ghee and Milk. In Kapha disorders, honey.
Dosage Frequency  Twice daily
Medication Time After a meal

Safety Profile

Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) is likely safe and well-tolerated in most individuals.

Side Effects

If Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum) is used wisely according to dosha and within its recommended dosage, it does not cause any side effects. In excess dosage, it can increase Pitta Dosha and cause the following side effects.

  • Hyperacidity.
  • Burning sensation.
  • Vertigo.
  • Restlessness.


There are no absolute contraindications for Jadwar (Delphinium denudatum).

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