Latin Name

Quercus infectoria

English Name

Gall-oak, Magic nut

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Insect galls

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It has astringent nature hence used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, bleeding piles, haematemesis, haemoptysis and epistaxis. It reduces frequency of micturition. It is used in the treatment of vaginal discharge. External application is used for bleeding and oozing wounds. Used for gargling in dental problems, diseases of oral cavity and throat.

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