Lodhra is a traditional medicine used by Ayurvedic practitioners. All parts like roots, bark as well as leaves of this plant are used for medicinal purposes but most useful is its stem.
Lodhra is considered useful in managing female disorders such as leucorrhea (excessive vaginal discharge) which is caused by vaginal infections as it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to manage excessive menstrual bleeding by promoting blood thickening due to its astringent and hemostatic (process which stops bleeding) properties. This hemostatic property is also useful in managing nose bleeding.
For females suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Lodhra is quite useful as it increases the levels of female hormones and reduces the levels of male hormones in the female body. This helps in the maturation and release of eggs which otherwise gets compromised due to hormonal imbalance and reduces the symptoms of PCOS.
Ayurveda recommends taking Lodhra powder with plain water or rice water twice a day to get relief from leucorrhea and other menstrual problems.
Applying Lodhra powder along with rose water on your wounds might help in faster wound healing due to its anti inflammatory, antimicrobial and astringent properties. Lodhra powder can also be applied on your gums along with honey to get relief from swelling and pain.
Lodhra : Symplocos racemosa, Rodhra, Paittka lodhra, Sabara Lodhra, Tirita, Mugam, Symplocos bark, Lodhar, Lodha, Pachotti, Vellilathi, Vellilothram, Lodhuga, Lodh, Lodhpathani