Latin name: Capparis spinosa Linn. (Capparidaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Himsra, Cabra
The Caper Bush is an important culinary ingredient in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. The herb is also used in French and Italian cuisine, in salads and soups.The Caper Bush is credited with antioxidant properties, which improve the body’s immune system and delay the signs of aging. It is also a potent antiviral, an anti-inflammatory and an astringent.
Therapeutic constituents:The Caper Bush contains glucosinolates, glucoiberin, glucocapparin, sinigrin, glucocleomin and glucocapangatin. The plant also contains rutin. These chemical constituents work synergistically to give The Caper Bush its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- The Caper Bush possesses strong antiviral properties which are beneficial in the preliminary treatment of acute viral hepatitis and liver cirrhosis.
- As an antioxidant, it is helpful in delaying the signs of aging like wrinkle formation.
- The herb is also an anti-inflammatory that is useful in treating the pain associated with joint aches and rheumatism.