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Oroxylum indicum Vent.
  • Family : Bignoniaceae
  • Hindi : Sonapatha, Shyonak
  • Gujarati : Tentoo
  • Sanskrit : Shyonak

  • Part used : Root

Botanical Description: It is a small tree.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Dipana, Kaphapittas¡maka, Grahi

Modern Pharmacological Action:  It is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate thirst, rheumatism, dysentery, anorexia, bronchitis, eruptive fevers and dropsy. This plant is used as an astringent, carminative, diuretic, stomachic, and antipyretic, aphrodisiac and for respiratory disorders. The plant is reported to possess anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-arthritic, antifungal and antibacterial activity. The stem bark and leaves of this plant are reported to contain flavonoids namely, baicalein, chrysin, oroxylin-A, and scutellarin. Seeds of this plant are reported to contain ellagic acid. Flavonoids such as Baicalein is reported to possess an anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antioxidant, hepatoprotective and immunomodulatory activity, while chrysin and baicalein both are reported to have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Shyonak Herb

  • Mahanarayan Oil
  • Narayan Oil