Axle Wood Tree

Axle Wood Tree: Anogeissus Latifolia Wall.

The scientific name of the Axle Wood Tree: is Anogeissus Latifolia Wall.

Name of Axle Wood Tree in different languages:-

Hindi: Dhau, Dhoy, धौरा Dhaura

Sanskrit: Dhyama, Baka, धव Dhava, द्रिढ़तरु Dridhataru

Malayalam: Malakanjiram, Vellanava, Mazuhkanjiram

Tamil: Namai, vel-naga-maram, Nakam, Vakkali

Plant description:

It is a medium-sized tree, growing to 20 m tall. Trunk straight, Bark is smooth, dark gray. Branches drooping, The leaves are arranged oppositely, simple, margin entire, with grayish-yellow hairs below. flowers are Stalkless, borne in dense, spherical heads on stalks in leaf apex or at the branch ends. Flowers are small, pale yellow.

Useful plant parts:

Wood, Bark and gum (Ghatti or Indian gum).

Ayurveda medicinal Uses of axle wood Maple wood tree

  1. Astringent Properties: The bark of the Axle Wood Tree is known for its astringent properties. It is used to treat conditions characterized by excessive discharge or bleeding, such as diarrhea and bleeding gums.
  2. Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Properties: The bark is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. It may be used to alleviate pain and inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis.
  3. Anti-diarrheal Agent: Due to its astringent properties, the bark of the Axle Wood Tree is used in Ayurveda to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It helps in reducing excessive bowel movements.
  4. Gingival Health: The bark may be used in oral health preparations to strengthen gums and prevent gum diseases. It is believed to have properties that promote gum health.
  5. Respiratory Disorders: Some traditional Ayurvedic formulations use the Axle Wood Tree for respiratory conditions like cough and asthma. It is believed to have properties that help in clearing respiratory passages.
  6. Skin Disorders: The bark may be used in Ayurvedic formulations for treating skin conditions like wounds, cuts, and sores. It is believed to have properties that aid in wound healing.
  7. Antimicrobial Properties: The extracts from the Axle Wood Tree are thought to have antimicrobial properties, which may help in preventing or treating infections.
  8. Hemorrhoids: The astringent properties of the bark may also be beneficial in treating hemorrhoids. It can help in reducing bleeding and inflammation associated with this condition.
  9. Digestive Tonic: In some traditional practices, the Axle Wood Tree is used as a digestive tonic. It is believed to help in improving digestion and appetite.
  10. Cardiovascular Health: While more research is needed, there are indications that certain compounds found in the Axle Wood Tree may have potential benefits for cardiovascular health.

Medicinal uses:

To treat tooth-ache, dysuria, diarrhea, cold, cough, spleen enlargement, cholera, piles, urinary disorders, poisonous bites (scorpion sting and snake bite)

Chemical content:

Flavonoid, tannin, glycosides alanine, ellagic acid, quercetin, myricetin, trimethyl ellagic acid.

Medicinal properties:

Anti-microbial, Antibacterial Antifungal.

One of the ingredients in:

Bala Thailam


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