The scientific name of Ehretia: Ehretia laevis Roxb.

Name of Ehretia in different languages:-

English: Ehretia, Chamror

Malayalam: Chavandi, charanti-ചരണ്ടി

Hindi: bhairi-भैरी, chamror-चामरोड़ ,Darar, Koda, Paprichamron, Dadranga

Sanskrit: Pusipan

Tamil: kuruviccai-குருவிச்சை, oruvakai-maram-ஒருசாதிமரம்

Plant description:

It is commonly in deciduous forest of tropical and subtropical regions of India, South Andaman, grow to 10-13 m high; branchlets glabrous or rusty pubescent; leaves alternate, simple, petioles 1.6 cm long, lamina 12.5 cm by 5.6 cm, ovate, shortly acuminate, young ones softly hairy or glabrous while old ones glabrescent. Corymbs sub-axillary, 7.5 cm long, compound, lax, ultimate branches long, re-curved. The flowers are white, 0.25 cm long, tubular. Fruits are drupes 0.5 cm in diameter, depressed, globose, and black when ripe.

Useful plant parts: Root and Leaf

Medicinal uses: To treat syphilis, and diarrhea, preventive against toothaches.

Ayurveda medicinal uses of Ehretia

Ehretia, known as “Nadihingu” in Ayurveda, holds several traditional applications:

  1. Digestive Aid: Used to alleviate digestive disorders like indigestion, flatulence, and abdominal discomfort.
  2. Anti-inflammatory: Employed to reduce inflammation in conditions like arthritis and digestive tract inflammation.
  3. Respiratory Support: It may be used in formulations to address respiratory conditions like cough and bronchitis.
  4. Antimicrobial Properties: Ehretia is believed to possess properties that can combat various pathogens.
  5. Fever Management: It’s used in specific formulations to help reduce fever.
  6. Diuretic: Used to promote urine flow and potentially help with conditions involving water retention.
  7. Skin Disorders: It’s applied externally to address skin conditions like rashes, eczema, and wounds.
  8. Detoxification: Ehretia may be included in formulations aimed at detoxifying the body.

Always consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using Ehretia or any other herbal remedy for therapeutic purposes. They can provide guidance on appropriate dosage, preparation, and potential interactions with other medications or treatments. Additionally, scientific research on the efficacy and safety of Ehretia may be limited, and the information provided here is based on traditional uses.

Medicinal properties: Preventive, stomachic.

Copy rights 2013-2024 Medicinal Plants India : All rights reserved.