Latin Name

Zanthoxylum armatum

English Name

Toothache tree

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Bark, Fruit
(त्वक्, फल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha, Vata and aggravates Pitta

Properties and Uses

It is popularly used in formulations for oral care. Decoction is used for gargling in persons with dental cavities and powder is used for application. External application is beneficial in treatment of chronic, oozing ulcers. It act as an appetizer and digestive, act as liver stimulant and has anthelmintic properties hence used in the treatment of diarrhoea, liver ailments, piles and worm. It induces sweat and is used in the treatment of skin diseases.

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