Shakhotaka (Streblus asper) Information, Uses and More

streblus asper medicinal uses

Shakhotaka / Sihoda is medicinal tree and used in Ayurveda and other folk medicines to treat variety of ailments. It is used in filariasis, leprosy, toothache, diarrhea, dysentery, wounds, scabies, psoriasis, and dental care. The tender twigs of tree are used as tooth brush as they show selective bactericidal activity towards bacteria responsible for tooth cavities. Brushing with twigs also helps in pyorrhea.


Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) Information, Medicinal Uses and More

punarnava medicinal uses

Punarnava is diuretic and decreases urinary albumin, urinary protein excretion and specific gravity. It is also a urinary antiseptic. The root decoction is recommended for the treatment of urolithiasis. This common medicinal herb is tonic for heart, liver and kidney. It increases plasma insulin levels and improves glucose tolerance, produces significant antioxidant activity.