Latin name : Wrightia tinctoria
Sanskrit/Indian name : Stri kutaja, Hyamaraka
Urdu Name : Indarjao Shirin
General information :
Sweet Indrajao is a small, deciduous tree, which is found in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh.
A poultice made from the leaves, which has astringent, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, is effective in treating various skin disorders. It is also a potent antidandruff agent, which is beneficial in treating scalp disorders.
Therapeutic constituents :
The leaves of Sweet Indrajao contain beta-amyrin and glucoside, which give the plant its skin-healing properties.
Key therapeutic benefits :
- Sweet Indrajao is used to treat psoriasis, nonspecific dermatitis and herpes.
- Its astringent and antibacterial properties are beneficial in treating scalp disorders like dandruff.