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Indian Rosewood


indian rosewood

Indian rosewood (Shisham in Hindi) is a tree of Indian origin mainly cultivated for high quality timber. This deciduous tree grows up to a height of 25 meters. It has long tap roots, a thick trunk with branches bearing alternate leathery leaves and pinkish flowers followed by oblong flat thin pods which contain bean shaped seeds.

Part used: Leaves, roots and bark

Medical benefits: Leaves of Indian rosewood are used in a powdered form, as a juice and decoction.

  • A little juice mixed with honey applied over the eyes can help reduce pain in the eyes.

  • Drinking 2-3 teaspoons of the juice twice a day is beneficial for treating jaundice, heart burn, indigestion, infection in urine, painful urination, over bleeding and leucorrhoea.

  • The leaves soaked in water acts as a galactogogue.

  • A paste made by boiling rosewood leaves with neem leaves reduces acne, boils skin eczema and other skin infections.

  • The bark of Indian rosewood is also medicinally important. Heating small twig discharges a foam from other side. This foam is applied on gums to reduce gum infection and swelling.

  • A decoration of the bark is used to reduce dark patches on the skin and face.

  • A paste obtained from the bark is applied to reduce acne and boils.

  • A powder made from the bark is used for treating gonorrhoea.

Contraindications: There are no known contraindications if they are used in prescribed doses.

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