Latin Name

Mesua ferrea

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Due to astringent nature it has blood clotting and styptic properties therefore commonly used in bleeding piles, haemoptysis, bloody discharge through vagina (Rakta-pradar ), menorrhagia, disorders causing internal bleeding and dysentery. Its oil has analgesic properties and used for external application in arthritis. It has digestive, anti-emetic actions so used in indigestion, vomiting. Due to aromatic contents its external application is used in conditions causing excessive sweating and chronic foul smelling wounds.

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