Latin Name

Pongamia pinnata

English Name

Indian beech

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark,Leaves and Seeds
(त्वक्, पत्र, बीज)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

Bark and leaves have anti-microbial properties, relieves itching and inflammation. Seed oil is used for external application in skin diseases and ulcers. It acts as an appetizer and digestive. It has laxative action and relieves flatulence. It has blood cleansing properties hence used in many skin disorders. It has anthelmintic properties. Seeds are used traditionally in the treatment of Whooping cough.

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