Toothache tree introduction
Toothache tree is known for its peculiar sharp attributes and used in many herbal medicines. The bark skin of this tree is pungent like chilly. All parts of the plant, especially the fruit, bark and roots are used for medicinal purposes. It is used to treat many diseases and disorders. It is effective in case of rheumatism, spasmodic, diuretic, irritant, odontalgic, stimulant, etc.
Toothache tree description
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Toothache tree is a medium sized tree with 5-6 metres height. Spines are abundant in bark and branches.The leaves are long, lanceolate with serrated margins. The flowers are tiny, fruit is oval and shining and covered with tiny oil glands. One of the important features of this plant is that the every parts of this plant have a characteristic fragrance. The trees are generally found in Himalaya region, Southeastern USA,
10 Benefits of toothache tree
- Tooth pain: It is one of the best Ayurvedic medicinal plants for teeth pain treatment. Simply, the chewing of the fruit helps to reduce dental pains. The decoction of the fruit gives relief in toothache after gargling. Its fruit powder is beneficial for cleansing the teeth. Massage of gums with powder of its fruit, arrests bleeding and reduces infection in pyorrhea.
- Abdominal pain: Take the equal mixture of the powders of toothache fruit, rock salt, roasted asafetida, vidanga (Embelia ribes) and celery seeds. Now, add about half of the mixture to the powdered roots of Nishottara (Operculina terpethum). Take it with lukewarm warm water. It is quite effective in abdominal pain, flatulence, swellings and indigestion.
- Dyspepsia: The mix of fruit powder with jiggery and ghee is recommended in dyspepsia. It also works well to alleviate indigestion.
- Liver diseases: Due to improper lifestyle, liver becomes associated with diseases and problems. The use of this plant acts like as a stimulant to liver. And also known for digestant and appetizer. It works against worm infestation.
- Dysuria (Painful urination): A large number of people are suffering from burning sensation after urination. The use of Tejohva helps in the treatment of genitourinary disorders. Simultaneously, it also acts as a diuretic.
- Blocked phlegm: The proper use of it helps to relives blocked phlegm in bronchitis and asthma.
- Antiseptic powder: The powder of its fruit is used for dusting on the wounds and acts as antiseptic.
- Headache: The paste of its bark skin alleviates heaviness of the head due to vitiated Kapha and reduces headache.
- Sore throat: The chewing of the fruit and gargling its decoction reduce sore throat and refreshes the mouth. The decoction of its fruit is also effective stomatitis.
- Heart and kidney: Its tea can be taken for good health of kidney and heart.
Medicinal uses of toothache tree
- It contains xanthoxylin oil that has a number of medicinal applications.
- The fruit is used as tonic and good for stomach and digestive organs.
- Toothache fruits are used as antispasmodic, carminative and antirheumatic.
- Its inner bark is used to make tea, helful in treating of itchy skin.
- Taste: Pungent
- Post digestive effect: Pungent
- Potency: Hot
- Attributes: Light, dry, and sharp
- Doshas: Alleviate Kapha and Vata
- Actions: Relieves dental pains, appetizer, digestant, deflatulent, etc.
- Bark skin
Different names of toothache tree
- English: Toothache tree
- Hindi: Tejabala
- Latin: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
- Marathi: Tiraphala
- It is also known as Tejohva, Tejaswini, Tejovati, etc.