Latin Name

Prunus cerasoides

English Name

Bird Cherry

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark and Seed
(त्वक्, बीज)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It has analgesic effect on nervous system hence used in neuromuscular diseases associated with pain. It is used in haemoptysis, haematemesis and emesis due to its astringent and cooling nature. It has nourishing effect on uterus and used after abortion to restore strength in uterine muscles. Seeds have diuretic properties and used in the treatment of urinary calculus. External application is effective in skin disorders associated with discoloration, itching and burning sensation.

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