Sanskrit name: Sarala, Srivasah
Botanical name: Pinus roxburghii
Habitat: It is widely found in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter, Astringent
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta
Resin obtained from Chir Pine tree have many therapeutic benefits. It is antiseptic in nature and hence is beneficial in treating wounds and skin allergies. It is diuretic in nature and is very useful in treating urinary tract diseases. It acts as a stimulant and helps in the treatment of Gastrointestinal diseases. It has cooling effect on the body and helps to regulate the body temperature and in feverish conditions. Anti-inflammatory properties of this herb helps to control the pain in joints.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.