तिरीटः - Symplocos racemosa


Name - लॊध्र

Botanical name - Symplocos racemosa

Description - A small tree, about 6-meter high. Leaves 8-20 cm long, dark green leathery, usually pointed at tip, margins entire or toothed. Leafstalk small, about 8-20 mm long. Flowers small, about 1.2-cm diameter, white or pale yellow, in small axillary clusters. Fruit Drupe ellipsoid, 1-1.3 cm long, purplish black.

Chemical Constituents- Bark contains triterpenoids, alkaloids loturine, loturidine and colloturine, glycosides, reducing sugars, phytosterols. Trunk bark contains monomethyl pelargonidin glucosides (I and II) and pelargonidin-3-O-glucoside

Use - The drug is useful in digestive disorders, eye diseases and ulcers. A decoction of the bark is used as a gargle in bleeding gums. It is used in plasters and applied on wound for promoting maturation of wounds. It is astringent and is used in excessive bleeding during menstruation, other uterine disorders. The astringent properties are used in diarrhoea, dysentery, liver complaints and dropsy; also used in opthalmia and conjunctivitis.

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