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Uses of tejasvini - Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb., Zanthoxylum armatum..

tejasvini :

tejasvini  : Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb., Zanthoxylum armatum DC.

General Use:

It is known as stimulant, antiparasitic and prevents necrosis. Its powder is used as dust on wound. It is also used in headache.

The Juice of this plant is used for throat disorders, gargling in oral and dental problems.

Therapeutic Uses:

Prickly Ash is used in many chronic problems such a rheumatism and skin diseases; chilblains, cramp in the leg, varicose veins and varicose ulcers. It is also used for low blood pressure, fever, and inflammation. Externally it may be used as a stimulation liniment for rheumatism and fibrositis. It has a stimulating effect upon the lymphatic system, circulation and mucous membranes.

Systemic Use:

  1. Fruits, seeds, and bark of tejbal are used as aromatic tonic in dyspepsia and fever.
  2. Fruits and seeds are beneficial in dental troubles, thus used to prepare dental paste and powder.
  3. Tender twigs are used to brush teeth and used as a remedy for toothache.
  4. The essential oil from fruits (known as Wartara oil) has deodorant and antiseptic properties.
  5. The seeds and the bark are stomachic and vermifuge[46
  6.  They are used as an aromatic tonic in the treatment of fevers, dyspepsia and cholera
  7.  The powdered seeds are eaten to rid the body of roundworm
  8. A decoction of 7 - 14 seeds is used in the treatment of abscesses, arthritis, bruises, gastritis, swellings etc
  9.  A paste of the seeds is held between the teeth for about 10 minutes to relieve toothache
  10. The fruits, branches and thorns are considered to be carminative and stomachic
  11.  They are used as a remedy for toothache
  12. A paste of the leaves is applied externally to cuts and wounds
  13. The resin contained in the bark, and especially in that of the roots, is powerfully stimulant and tonic
  14. The root is boiled in water for about 20 minutes and the filtered water drunk as an anthelmintic
  15. An infusion of the leaves is drunk to relieve stomach pains
  16. A paste of the leaves is applied externally to treat leucoderma


The powdered bark is applied topically.


  1. Astringent, Antibacterial, and Antiseptic
  2. Antiplaque: Acting to prevent or remove plaque
  3. Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
  4. Diaphoretic: promote sweating.
  5. Hypoglycemic: Reducing the level of the sugar glucose in the blood.
  6. Stomachic: stimulates gastric activity.
  7. Tonic: Restore or improve health or well-being.
  8. Vermifuge: destroys or expels parasitic worms (anthelmintic)

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