Latakaranja (Caesalpinia crista), commonly called gataran is an effective Ayurvedic herb against malaria. It is anti-parasitic and helps in excluding internal parasites from the body. It suppresses spasm and reduces muscular tension. It is antioxidant and anti-diabetic. The oil from the seeds is said to soften the skin and remove pimples. It is also a great memory-enhancer and is good to manage mental disorders. This also helps to resolve menstrual problems in women.