Cochlospermum religiosum (L.)

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston is aslo known as Cochlospermum gossypium DC., belongs to Cochlospermaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Qujah, Samagh ul Qitad.
The English Name for this herb is Tragacanth.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Gond Katira, Katela, Katira.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Demulcent
  • Emollient
  • Glutinous
  • Refrigerant
  • Sedative
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • Styptic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Gum of Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston are Cough, Hemoptysis, Dysentery, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Eye Irritation, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Thoracic Region Complaints, Eye Troubles, Scalding Urine, Hoarseness of Throat.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston.


    The Temperaments of Gum of Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston are 2nd order, cold and dry, 1st order, moist, Balanced in coldness and warmness.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    SurfaliAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    TIRYAQ-E-MASANAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    TIRYAQ-E-NAZLAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston is used in the preparation of Dayaquza, Hab Lubul Khashkhash, Hab Nazla, Hab-Shabyar, Itrifal Zamani, Laooq Sapistan, Qarahine, Safuf Mushil, Sherbet A'ijaz, Tiryaq-i-Masana, Tiryaq-i-Nazla compounds.


    Gum1.000g - 3.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston. A small tree, 2.4-5.4 m high, with a branching head; bark smooth, ash' coloured. Leaves scattered about the ends of the branchlets, 7.5-18 cm diameter palmately 3-5-lobed, glabrous above, white tomentose beneath; lobes entire acute: petioles 10-18 cm "long, pubescent when young. Flowers 10-12.5cr diameter, in terminal subcorymbose panicles, .bright yellow, appearing before the leaves; pedicels stout, 5-12.5 cm long, grooved and twisted, pubescent Sepals unequal, oblong, concave, silky outside. Petals obovate, deeply emarginate. Capsules 5-7.5 cm long, obovoid, striate outside, seeds 6 mm long, cochleate, covered with an abundance of white silky wood

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India, Pakistan.. Other varities in many parts of the world.
    Gum: Insipid


    No information regarding Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Continuous use or large doses may give rise to obstructions in flow of blood (circulation).


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Cochlospermum religiosum (L.) Alston. (work in progress)