Saturday, September 5, 2009

Shorea robusta

Botanical name : Shorea robusta Gaertn.f.
Family : Dipterocarpaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Sala, Aasvakarna, Dhoopavriksha, Rala
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Rooksha, Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Sal tree
Hindi : Sal
Malayalam : Chenjalyam, Salavriksham, Mulapoomarut
Distribution – In North –East, and central India.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large deciduous tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate oblong, acuminate, base cordate, with prominent nerves; flowers yellow, in lax axillary or terminal panicles. Fruits ovoid, with 5 wings, indehiscent, contain ovoid seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, nervine pain, arthritis, infection, wounds, ulcers, burns, pruritus, fracture, fever, hemorrhoid, menorrhagia, jaundice, splenomegaly, obesity, headache, and skin diseases.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Resin, Fruits

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