Padmak is commonly known as Himalayan Cherry tree. It has a wide range of traditional uses and its fruit, seeds and gum are used for various medicinal applications.
In Ayurveda, it is also called Padmaka and is prescribed for the management of skin diseases. It helps in improving skin complexion due to its Pitta balancing nature. Applying Padmak bark paste in the form of plaster promotes bone healing. It also reduces bleeding due to its astringent properties. Padmak also prevents skin dryness due to its Snigdha (oily) and Kashaya (astringent) properties and helps maintain healthy and glowing skin.
Excessive consumption of Padmak might cause certain side effects like weakness, spasms and convulsions in some people.
Padmak : Prunus cerasoides, Padmagandhi, Pitarakta, Diengsoh-iog-Krems, Padmakastha, Bird Cherry, Padmaka, Padmakha, Paja, Pathimukam, Pajja, Padmakashdham, Padmakashtham.