Medicinal Plants and Jainism: Tirthankar Mallinatha

Published: 12.01.2016

Tirthankar Mallinatha
Tree: Ashok
Botanical Name: Saraca indica (Linn.)
Family: Leguminoseae

Evergreen shrub or tree. Leaves unipinnate, leaflets opposite and elliptic oblong, flowers are scarlet red in color. Bark astringent used in uterine affections and in menorrhea in scorpion sting. Bark contains tannin and catechol.

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