English: Yew, English yew, Common Yew
It is an evergreen tree, found in the Himalayan region in India, and grows up to 15 m tall. The leaves are silvery and look very attractive, flat, lanceolate, dark green in color, up to 4 cm long, and 3 mm broad, and arranged spirally on the stem. The bark is reddish-brown, the flowers are dioecious, the flowering period is March, the fruits are berries, reddish and fleshy with a single green seed, and the fruiting period is September- November.
The tree is dark green. Useful plant parts: Fruit, root, leaves, stem.
Useful plant parts:
Fruit, root, leaves, stem
Caution: Except for the flesh of the fruits, all other parts of the plant are highly toxic.
To treat Cancer, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, cystitis, eruptions, headaches, heart problems, kidney problems, hiccups, indigestion, and epilepsy.
Taxol (Anti-cancer), Narcotic; Purgative, Cardiotonic, Expectorant, Anticonvulsant, Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue.
It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:-
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