Sanskrit name: Jhavuka
Botanical name: Tamarix articulata
Habitat: In India it is found in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
- Rasa (taste): Astringent
- Virya (action): cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Doshas (constitution): Balances pitta and vitta, increases kapha
The wood from this tree has been used for various medicinal preparations. It is rich in tannin and helps in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. It helps in speeding up the healing process. It also possesses anti-microbial and anti inflammatory properties.