Latin name : Tamarix gallica auct., Dyer in part, non Linn. (Tamaricaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name : Jhavuka, Jhav, Jhau
Urdu Name : Berge Jhao, Mayee Kalan (galls)
General information :
Tamarisk, which is found in abundance in North India, has laxative and antihemolytic properties. The herb is often administered for constipation.
Therapeutic constituents :
Tamarixin is the main chemical constituent of Tamarisk, which gives the herb its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits :
- As a laxative, Tamarisk is beneficial in the treatment of constipation.
- It is also useful in bleeding disorders like menorrhagia and rectal bleeding.