Botanical name – Symplocos racemosa
Family name – Symplocaceae
English name – Lodh Tree, Lodhra
Common name– Lodhra
Synonyms – Savara Lodhra, Tilva, Tirita, Savara, Galava, Pattika Lodhra, Sthulavalkala, Jeernapatra.
Habit – Perennial tree
Useful Parts –Bark, roots
Common Uses – Lodhra is astringent, cold, eye protective, anti-inflammatory and Grahi in properties. The plant is 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.
Indications – Its cold infusion is used as eye drops in conjunctivitis and its paste is used for external application in oedema and ulcers. It is used internally in bleeding disorders, oedema, duodenal disorders, dysentery, menorrhagia, leucorrhoea.
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