Medicinal Plants and Jainism: Tirthankar Chandraprabha

Published: 01.01.2016

Tirthankar Chandraprabha
Tree: Naga Kesar
Botanical Name: Mesua ferrea
Family: Guttifereae

An evergreen tree with cinnamon red bark. Flowers white with rusty stalks and used as astringent, used in cough with expectoration, made into paste with butter and sugar used in bleeding piles and burning of the feet. Flower buds used in dysentery. Unripe fruits aromatic, sudorific. Bark-astringent, aromatic combined with ginger used as sudorific. Leaves and flowers-in snake bite and scorpion sting. Flowers contain essential oil and two bitter substances.

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