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Uses of pracinamalak - Flacourtia jangomas

pracinamalak :


General Use:

The roots, leaves and bark all contain tannins and are used in the treatment of diarrhoea
A decoction of the bark, mixed with mustard seed paste, is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery

Therapeutic Uses:

Dried leaves are reportedly effective for bronchitis and roots are said to suppress toothache. 

Systemic Use:

 Barks are used for the treatment of intermittent fever. The roots are sweet, refrigerant, depurative alexipharmic and diuretic. They are useful in asthma, anaemia and so on. The leaves and young shoots, which taste like rhubarb, are astringent and stomachic. The fruits are used to overcome digestive disorders, allay thirst, biliousness, fevers, nausea and diarrhoea . The leaf decoction is taken to halt diarrhoea. Powdered roots are used as poultice on sores and skin eruptions and held in the mouth to soothe toothache. Decoction of the bark is useful in biliousness, bleeding gums, toothache, piles and weakness of limbs . The leaves and bark are used in the treatment of diarrhoea, bleeding gums, toothache, piles and weakness of limbs and applied on bleeding gums and aching teeth, and the bark infusion is gargled to alleviate hoarseness . Powdered dried leaves are employed to relieve bronchitis and cough. Fruits hold a notable status in the treatment of stomachic and digestive; allay thirst, useful in biliousness, fevers and relieves nausea. The fruits are eaten in Burma to promote digestion. In India, dried leaves are used to treat asthma . In Malaysia, a decoction of leaves is used as a drink to treat diarrhoea, to promote digestion and the juice squeezed from the roots is used to treat herpes infection. In Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, a decoction of the leaves is used as a drink to abort, or the fruits are eaten for the same purpose. A paste of roots is applied to sores, ulcers, and to soothe an inflamed throat. Fruits are given in jaundice and enlarged spleen. Ground bark paste is also used for curing many common ailments in the Tribal settlements of Western Ghat. Fruits are also used in liver related disorders


Oral and external


Bark & Leaves: astringent, acrid, sour, refrigerant, stomachic, diaphoretic. Useful in diarrhoea, haemorrhoids. Fruits: sweet, sour, astringent, acrid, refrigerant, anti-inflammatory, nausea, useful in diabetes, jaundice, & tumours.

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