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Herb Description

Hindi Name:Dhaak, Tesu
Sanskrit Name:Palasha, Brahmavriksha
Common Name:Forest flame
Latin Name:Butea frondosa Koen.

Medicinal Properties:Palash is found in almost all over India. Bark, seeds, flowers and gum are used in Ayurvedic formulations. Flowers of Palash (Tesu ke phool) were used in ancient India in beauty care recipes to improve complexion, suppleness of the skin and disorders of female reproductive organs. Seeds are applied for the treatment of worm infestations and allergic skin conditions. Clinical studies have proved that seeds of Palash help in roundworm infestations. Gum is used in Ayurvedic formulations to improve spermatogenesis.

Effect on Dosha:Seeds pacify Kapha & Vata and flowers pacify Pitta & Kapha.
Main Classical Uses:Palashbeejadi Churan
Reference:Dravyaguna Vigyan, By- Prof. Priyavrat Sharma, Chaukhambha Bharti Academy, Varanasi. INDIA.

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