Latin Name

Tectona grandis

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Heartwood, Bark and Leaves
(काण्डसार, त्वक्, पत्र)

Effect on Dosha

Bark and leaves Pacifies Kapha and Pitta; Seeds Pacifies Vata

Properties and Uses

Leaves and bark due to astringent nature is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, haematemesis, haemopysis, epistaxis and vaginal discharge. It is used in treatment of obesity due to curetting properties. External application is used to relieve inflammation, burning sensation. Seeds are used externally in alopecia and skin diseases. Seeds have diuretic properties.

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