Langali Oil Pain Relief Ingredient
Gloriosa Superba is a semi-woody herbaceous climber from which the essential oil extract known as Langali oil is extracted. Langali oil extracted from the seeds of the plant is used as an ingredient in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for pain relief.
Origin of Langali Oil – The Ayurvedic ingredient for pain relief
The Flame lily or Langali is a tuberous herb that grows in the tropical region of India, China, and southern Africa. Gloriosa superba derives the name from its striking red and yellow coloured flowers. It is the national flower of Zimbabwe. It is also known as Senganthal for its fiery red coloured flower. Gloriosa Superba is the state flower of Tamil Nadu.
Supergin- The Ayurvedic Pain Relief with Langali Oil
The extracts from Gloriosa Superba or Langali oil contain colchicine, which is considered a remarkable muscle relaxant and antispastic in Ayurvedic medicine. Langali oil present in the Supergin Ayurvedic pain relief liniment helps to relieve pain from arthritis, muscle pain, body pain, and joint pain.
Other Names of Langali
Scientific name – Gloriosa Superba
Common name – Gloriosa Lily, Flame Lily, Glory Lily, Fire Lily, Climbing Lily, Tiger Claw
Hindi – Kalihari, Langali
Sanskrit – Kalihari, Agnishikha, Langali, Vishalya, Agnimukhi, Garbhapatani, Agnisikha
Tamil – Senganthal, Kaanthal, Kallappai kilangu
Kannada – Agnisikhe, Akkatangi balli, balipapu, gowrigadde, sivasaktiballi, totil
Malayalam – mendoni, kantal, Indai, Kallavi, Khadyanag
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The essential oil from the seeds of Gloriosa Superba is known as Langali oil. Gloriosa Superba is also known as the Kalahari plant and the natural extract obtained from this plant is used as an ingredient in traditional medicine as Ayurvedic pain relief oil for treatment and management of pain.
What are the uses of Langali Oil?
Considered as a muscle relaxant, the essential oil of Gloriosa Superba or Langali oil is used in reducing the pain and inflammations in the case of gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and gonorrhoea. It is also used in the treatment of muscle pain, joint inflammation, and promoting labour pains.
What are the constituents of Langali oil?
The tubers and the seeds of the Gloriosa Superba plant contain Colchicine, Isoperlolyrine, Tropolane Alkaloids, Sitosterol, Glucoside, and Colchicoside. The flowers of the plant contain Luteolin, Glucoside, and Colchicine.
How is Gloriosa Superba used in Ayurvedic medicine?
Langali oil obtained from the extracts of the Gloriosa Superba seeds was used in Ayurveda after the detoxification process. The oil is used to treat various ailments including treatment of gout and other forms of arthritis.
What are the medicinal properties of Gloriosa Superba or Langali oil?
Some of the therapeutic properties of Gloriosa Superba include Anti-inflammatory, Anti-arthritis, Anti-gout, Analgesic, and Antispasmodic. It also shows muscle relaxant properties apart from Anthelmintic action. The plant extract is also considered as an antidote to snake bites. The presence of Colchicine in Langali oil makes it the ideal choice of treatment for external swelling, wounds, haemorrhoids, and arthritis.
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