Latin Name

Madhuca indica

English Name

Butter tree

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Flowers, Seeds and Oil
(पुष्प, बीज, तैल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Flowers have astringent and cooling character hence used in haematemesis, haemoptysis, epistaxis and dysentery. It is an effective cough expectorant. It acts as galactogogue (Promoting lactation) and as an aphrodisiac. Has diuretic properties. It has overall nourishing action hence used in general debility, weakness after chronic diseases and fatigue.

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