Medicinal Plants and Jainism: Tirthankar Mahavira

Published: 17.01.2016

Tirthankar Mahavira
Tree: Sal
Botanical Name: Shorea robusta
Family: Dipterocarpaceae

A large semi-deciduous tree. Leaves are alternate, flowers cream coloured. Resin-astringent and used in dysentery and for fumigations and plasters. Also given for weak digestion, gonorrhea and as aphrodisiac. Resin contains 62% essential oil.

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