Negro Coffee


NEGRO COFFEE (KASONDI*)

SENNA SOPHERA


  Negro coffee is a bush, which grows itself anywhere in rainy season. Approximately, its plants are found all over India.Introduction:

     Negro coffee is a bush, which grows itself anywhere in rainy season. Approximately, its plants are found all over India. Its leaves are 2-4 inches long, half to 1.5 inches wide, in 3 to 5 pairs, in egg shape and spear at the top. Its flowers are yellow. Its pods are 3 inches long, half inch wide, flat and smooth. Its fruits and flowers grow in winter season. There is smell in its fruits and flowers. Its branches are light black and purple. Its root seems as it were burnt with smell. Negro coffee has another kind too which is called “Black Negro coffee”.

Name in different languages:

Hindi             -      Kasondi

English         -       Negro coffee plant

Sanskrit        -       Kasmard, Kasari

Gujrati          -       Kasodari, Sanvidh

Marathi         -       Ranak, Kasvida

Punjabi         -       Kasmard

Bengali         -       Kaju Kasudan, Kalka, Sanda

Telugu          -       Karsved, Kasiven

Kannada      -       Churuchuruke

Colour: The leaves of negro coffee plant are green. Its flowers are yellow and black.

Taste: It is spicy and bitter.

Structure: The plants of Negro coffee are like Chakodi but a little bigger than “Chakodi”. Its leaves, flowers and pods are also like Chakodi.

Nature: Negro coffee is hot in nature.

Quality: If someone has swallowed poison, Negro coffee should be given to him. Its use alleviates poisoning. It gets rid of cough, asthma, ascites and swelling. It increases appetite and clears the throat. It makes the voice clear and brings the phlegm out. It also eliminates vatta and pitta.

Useful in different diseases:

1. Eye diseases: Drip one drop juice of fresh leaves of negro coffee plant in the eyes twice a day or tying its leaves on the eyes. Its use gets rid of conjunctivitis, eyes’ swelling and redness within one week.

2. Ear pain: Mix Negro coffee leaves’ juice into the milk or heat the juice of Negro coffee plant’s leaves slightly. Pour its 2-4 drops into the ears. Its use gets rid of earache.

3. Scrofula: Make a paste by grinding 10 grams leaves of negro coffee plant and 2-4 black peppers together. Apply this paste on the throat to get rid of scrofula. Apply the paste of Negro coffee’s leaves on the wounds caused by scrofula. Its use heals them up.

4. Epilepsy and hysteria: Crush the flowers of Negro coffee plant and smell this preparation. Its use provides relief in epilepsy and hysteria. Give 20 ml this decoction of dry fruits of Negro coffee plant to the afflicted woman thrice a day. Its use provides relief in these diseases.

5. Hiccup: Boil 10 grams leaves of Negro coffee plant in 400 ml water until 1\4 water remains and filter. Its use provides relief in asthma and hiccup.

6. Jaundice: Grind 20 grams leaves of Negro coffee plant with 2-4 black peppers. A person gets rid of jaundice by taking this preparation twice a day.

7. Stomach worms: Boil 20 grams leaves of Negro coffee plant in 400 ml water until 1\4 water remains and filter. Drink this preparation to get rid of stomach worms. Its use stops loose motions.

8. Ascites:

  • Grind 10 grams root of negro coffee plant with lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the stomach. Its use provides relief in dropsy. Take 2 grams powder of its root with whey 1-2 times a day along with previous medicine. Thus, a person gets rid of the disease named ascites. 
  • Take 5 to 10 ml juice of Negro coffee plant’s root twice a day. Its use provides relief.

9. Blood piles: Grind 10 grams seeds of negro coffee and 1-2 black peppers with water. Taking this mixture with water twice a day provides relief in blood piles. It also can be used in loose motions but after drying.

10. Constant loose motions: Take 3-6 grams Gulkand of Negro coffee flowers. Its use stops frequent loose motions.

11. Labour pain: Give the juice of Negro coffee plant’s leaves to the pregnant woman. Its use gets rid of labour pain and baby takes birth soon.

12. Fever:

  • Take 10-20 ml decoction of Negro coffee plant’s root twice a day. Its use gets rid of chronic fever, malaria and old fever.
  • Take 5 to 10 ml juice of Negro coffee. Its use provides relief in fever.

13. Sperm disability: Take 1-4 grams powder of Negro coffee plant’s root and 5-10 grams honey mixing with one glass of milk twice a day. Its use thickens and enhances the sperm count.  

14. Weakness: Drink 20 ml decoction of Negro coffee plant’s root twice a day. Its use enhances the strength of the body.

15. Insects’ stinging (Bite): If a person has been stung by spider, wasp or other insects, apply the juice of Negro coffee’s leaves on the bitten part. Its use provides relief.

16. Guineaworms: Grind the leaves of Negro coffee plant with onion and salt properly. Tie this preparation on affected part. Its use brings the guineaworms out.

17. Gonorrhoea: Boil 10-20 grams fresh leaves of Negro coffee plant in 200 ml water. Apply this preparation on the affected part to get rid of gonorrhoea.

18. Asthma or breathing problems: Take 5 to 10 ml juice of Negro coffee with a little honey twice a day. Its use gets rid of asthma. Its use may be the cause of vomiting and loose motions.

19. Whooping cough: Take 5 to 10 ml juice of Negro coffee twice a day. Its use gets rid of whooping cough.

20. Cough:

  • Take 1 to 3 grams powder of Negro coffee’s seeds with water thrice a day. Its use provides relief in cough.
  • Boil 20 grams powder of Negro coffee’s panchang with 350 ml water until it remains 40 ml then filter and mix a little honey in it. Take this mixture twice a day. Its use provides relief in cough. Take 10 ml juice of Negro coffee twice a day to get rid of cough.

21. Night blindness: Grind the flowers of Negro coffee plant with water. Apply this preparation in the eyes like collyrium thrice a day. Its use gets rid of night blindness.

22. Constipation: Constipation breaks by drinking the decoction of Negro coffee’s panchang.

23. Disturbed liver: Grind 10 grams leaves of Negro coffee plant and 7 black peppers with water. Take this mixture twice a day. Weakness of the liver disappears by its use.

24. Herpes: Apply ground leaves of Negro coffee plant on affected part. Its use gets rid of the burning sensation caused by herpes. Take 20-40 ml decoction of the root and leaves of Negro coffee plant 3-4 times a day. Its use provides relief in herpes.

25. Syphilis: Grind 2 grams leaves of negro coffee plant with 4 grams black pepper. Taking this mixture provides relief in syphilis. 

26. Skin diseases:

  • Drink 40-60 ml decoction of Negro coffee’s panchang twice a day. Its use purifies the blood and gets rid of skin diseases.
  • Grind the leaves of Negro coffee plant properly and apply it on the affected part. Its use gets rid of itching and leprosy.
  • Grind the root of Negro coffee plant with vinegar. Apply this mixture on the affected part. Its use gets rid of leprosy, ringworms and other diseases of the skin.

27. Elephantiasis: Take the root of Negro coffee plant with honey. Its use gets rid of elephantiasis.

28. Children diseases: If insect or mosquito may enter into child’s ear, drip juice of Negro coffee plant’s leaves or juice of night shade’s leaves into the ear. Its use provides relief. If centipede may enter into the ear, grind the root of marodfali with castor oil and drip its 10-15 drops into the ears. Its use kills the insects and brings them out.

29. Diseases of the throat: Fry the leaves of Negro coffee plant with ghee. Take this preparation to get rid of hoarseness. Its use makes the voice clear.