Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Zanthoxylum armatum DC

Botanical name: Zanthoxylum armatum DC.
Family : Rutaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Tumburu
 

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Toothache tree
Hindi : Tumburu, Tejphal
Malayalam : Tumboonal, Tumboonalari

Distribution – Throughout India growing naturally in forests.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large shrub or small tree grows up to 6 meters in height. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, rachis winged, leaflets 5-11 lanceolate, serrate with gland dots. Flowers yellow in terminal or axillary panicles. Fruits reddish globose follicle. Seeds solitary, globose and shining.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, tumors, headache, diarrhea, hepatitis, fever, leukoderma, skin diseases, cough, asthma, paralysis, arthritis, diabetes, wounds, ulcers, cardiac debility and general debility.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Fruits.

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