Lodh Tree, Symplocos

Lodh Tree, SymplocosSanskrit name: Lodhra
Botanical name: Symplocos racemosa
Habitat: It is widely found in Asia and Australia.

 

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Astringent
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and pitta, aggravates vata

General information

Bark of Lodha Tree possesses medicinal properties and is used in Ayurvedic medicine preparation. It is rich in glycoside and has astringent properties. It is anti-inflammatory in nature and is helpful in treating inflammation. It is also beneficial in the treatment of skin ailments and helps in speeding up the healing process. It acts as a stimulant. Also it is beneficial in female reproductive system disorders.

Contraindications

No such information on side effects is available with this herb. Avoid during pregnancy and lactation

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