Lodhra is a small tree that grows through out India. The herb is commonly known as Lodh tree and have many therapeutic uses. The best Ayurveda Doctor in India, Dr.Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Lodhra for the treatment diseases caused by the vitiation of Pitta Kapha doshas as the herb is Pitta Kapha samaka in it’s action. Lodhra is used to treat numerous diseases including Leucorrhoea, Dysentery , Fever etc. Nowadays it’s also used as an astringent , antibacterial and antiinflammatory agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like saponin, rhamnetin etc.
General aspects and geography
Botanical name : Symplocos racemosa
Family : Symplocaceae
Habitat: Through out India
- Stem bark
Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks
Charaka Samhita – Purisasangrahaniya varga (Constipative herbs)
Susruta Samhita – Lodhradi varga
Medicinal property according to Ayurveda
- Sothahara (antiinflammatory )
- Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
- Krimighna (kills worms)
- Trishnanigrahana (Alleviate thirst)
- Leucorrhoea (Pradara)- Decoction of Lodhra is taken at a dose of 90 ml on daily basis to alleviate Leucorrhoea.
- Acne (Mukhadusika)- Application of paste prepared from Lodhra alleviates Acne.
Powder (Churna) – 3 g
Decoction (kwatha )- 90 ml
Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor
Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor.
- Pushyanuga churna
- Lodhradi kwatha
A small tree with woody stem. Leaves are elliptic oblong. Inflorescence is axillary racemes. Flowers are yellow. Fruits are drupe.
Vernacular names of Lodhra
English – Lodh tree
Malayalam – Pachotti
Sanskrit – Lodhra
Rasa- Kashaya (Astringent )
Guna- Laghu (light)
Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)
Virya- sita (cold)
लोध्रो ग्राही लघुः शीतश्चक्षुष्यः कफपित्तनुत् ।
कषायो रक्तपित्तासृग्ज्वरातीसार शोथ हृत् ।।
(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Haritakyadi varga-shloka 216)
Lodhra is Pitta Kapha samaka because of it’s properties like Katu vipaka and cold potency . The herb is used to alleviate diseases caused by Piita and Kapha doshas like Dysentery and Leucorrhoea etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda Doctor Dr.Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Lodhra for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.
Frequently asked Questions
1)What are the uses of Lodhra Kwatha ?
Used for alleviating chronic Fever
2)What is the scientific name of Lodhra ?
Botanical name of Lodhra is Symplocos racemosa