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   FOREVER Lodhra

Symplocos racemosa

 

Sanskrit

:

Lodhra

English

:

Symplocus bark

Botanical Name

:

Sympiocos racemosa

Family

:

Symplocaceae
Ayurvedic Pharmacodynamic properties

 

Rasa

:

Kashaya (astringent) 
Guna

:

Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry)
Veerya : Shita (cold)
Vipaka : Katu (pungent)
Doshakarma : Kapha-pittashamak (alleviate K and P Dosha)
Useful Parts : Bark
Dose : Churna (powder) 1-3 gm.
Important formulations : Lodhrasava, Lodhradi Kwatha

                  

                

Medicinal uses : It is astringent, cold, eye protective, anti-inflammatory and Grahi in properties. The plant and its formulations are used in diarrhoea, dysentery, bleeding piles, menorrhagea, metrorrhagea, leucorrhoea, blood disorders, skin disorders, bleeding per any opening of the body like epistaxis, for wound healing and to stop haemorrhage. It is also used in skin and eye infections.

 

Uses as home remedy:

  1. In meno and metrorrhagea, its bark powder 1 gm should be taken along with Mishri (a type of sugar).
  2. In oedema and inflammation, its paste should be applied at the same.
  3. In gingivitis and bleeding through gums, its decoction should be kept in mouth (Gandush) and its paste along with Rasanjana and Nagarmotha also should be pasted at the same.

Summary:
Symplocos racemosa is used in Indian System of Medicine (ISM) for various female disorders. Recent studies show that the Lodhra has powerful antidiarrhoeal properties. It is safely effective in wound healing. It is also proved to cure bleeding piles, leucorrhoea, metrorrhagea and menorrhagea. The standard doses are well tolerated.


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