Capparis decidua Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Capparis decidua Linn. is aslo known as Capparis aphylla Roth., Capparis elliptica Haussk. & Bornm. ex Bornm., Capparis himalayensis Boiss, Capparis mucronifolia Boiss., belongs to Capparidaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Kabar, Sadad.
The English Name for this herb is Caper Plant.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Kaledo, Kaledok, Kaler.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Aperient
  • Appetitive
  • Carminative
  • Stomach Tonic

  • Root Bark:
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-flatulent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-phlegmatic
  • Astringent
  • Carminative
  • Deobstruent
  • Detergent
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Resolvent

  • Indications

    The Indication of Decoction (bark) of Capparis decidua Linn. is Toothache.

    The Indication of Leaves Extract of Capparis decidua Linn. is Earache.

    The Indications of Root Bark of Capparis decidua Linn. are Sciatica, Dropsy, Liver Obstructions, Ulcers, Nervous Affections, Rheumatism, Palsy, Intestinal Worms, Numbness, Malignant Ulcers, Flatulence, Gout, Vitiligo, Sores, Spleen Obstructions, Ringworm, Paralysis.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Capparis decidua Linn..


    The Temperament of Root Bark of Capparis decidua Linn. is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    Majoon Shohag SoonthHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh

    Compound Preparations

    Capparis decidua Linn. is used in the preparation of Hab Hamal, Hab Mumsik Ambari, Hab Mumsik Tilai, Kushta Tamba Safaid, Ma'jun Falak Sayr, Ma'jun Kalan, Ma'jun Masikal-Boul, Ma'jun Maurawweh ul-Arwah, Ma'jun Muqawwi Wa Mumsik, Ma'jun Suranjan, Roghan Aqrab, Safuf Qinnab, Zimad Bars compounds.


    Root Bark4.000g - 7.000g

    Herb's Description

    Capparis decidua Linn.. Low shrub to small tree with leafless green crooked spiny branches, upto 5 m (rarely more) high. Leaves present on young twigs, caducous, linear, 4-20 mm long, 1-3 mm broad, often spine-tipped, subsessile; stipular spines 1-6 mm long, straight or slightly curved, yellow or brown. Inflorescence few to many flowered, ebracteate corymbs on short lateral shoots. Flowers 1-2 cm across on 1-1.5 cm long slender pedicel, usually brick red (shades of pink or yellow are not uncommon). Sepals petaloid, usually 5-8 mm long, 3-5 mm broad, ovate-oblong, upper one distinctly saccate, often with floccose-ciliate margins. Petals about as long as the sepals, puberulous, upper pair slightly larger and hidden in the saccate sepal. Stamens generally 10-15, about 10-20 mm long, often red in colour. Gynophore 10-15 mm long; ovary about 2 mm in diameter with a beak about 1 mm long. Fruit globose, 10-15 mm in diameter, slightly beaked, glabrous, smooth deep red when ripe and with thin pericarp; seeds reniform, 2-5 mm in diameter12081.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Egypt, India, kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Senegal, Sudan.
    Root Bark: Bitter


    No information regarding Capparis decidua Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Capparis decidua Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Capparis decidua Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    In large doses or if habitually taken it produces bloated face,congested eyes,tremulous and weak limbs, imbecility,loss of memory,indigestion general debility,lack of appetite, cough,melancholy,impotency and weakness of eye slight.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Capparis decidua Linn.. (work in progress)