Botanical name: Camilla senensis
Other names: tea
Part used: leaf
Taste (rasa): bitter and astringent
Characteristic (guna): light
Energy (veerya): cooling
Action (karma): stimulant, diuretic, hunger suppressant
Dosage: infuse one teaspoon of tea with one cup of hot water.
Contraindications: do not have after 3pm in case of insomnia.
Ref: ‘Ayurvedic Medicine’ by Sebastian Pole; ‘Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants’ by Vaidya V.M. Gogte; ‘Yogi of Herbs’ by V. Lad & D. Frawley; ‘Herbs Are Special’ by Isabel Shipard.