salvadora persica
Salvadora Persica


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Salvadora Persica
Bark, Leaves, Shoots & Fruits
On saline lands and black cotton soil of peninsular india and sri lanka.
Salt Bush, Toothbrush, Pilu


Leaves are antiscorbutic, diuretic, anthelmintic, astringent, expectorant and tonic. They are useful in asthma, bronchitis, cough, strangury, painful tumors, constipation, verminosis and haemorrhoids. Shoots and leaves are bitter and used in all types of poisons, cough and bronchitis.

Fruits are sweet, acrid, bitter, thermogenic, aphrodisiac, emollient, stomachic, purgative and digestive. They are useful in constipation, flatulence and seminal weakness. Tender twigs are used as toothbrush. The extract of the root is said to relive the pain due to spleen troubles. Seed oil is applied on the skin in rheumatism.

Root bark is tonic, stimulant and emmenagogue and used to relieve splenalgia. The stem bark is good for gastropathy.