Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Botanical name : Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb.

Botanical name: Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb.
Family : Rutaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Tumburu, Tejasvini, Tejovati, Vanaja, Sourabha
 

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Toothache tree
Hindi : Tejabala
Malayalam : Tejohva

Distribution – Grows naturally on Himalayan peninsula.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small tree or shrub, growing up to 20 meters in height. Leaves- 4-20 cm, imparipinnate, leaflets 4-6 pairs, lanceolate and acute. Flowers seen in dense panicles. Fruits broadly ovoid, pale red when ripe, contain single seed.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, inflammation, wound, ulcers, stomatitis, gingivitis, anorexia, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and intestinal worms.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Bark

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