Symplocos racemosa

Symplocos bark

It is used in Ayurveda for various female disorders. Studies have reported that Symplocos racemosa stimulates and increases the levels of reproductive hormones, FSH (Follicular Stimulating Hormone) and LH10 (Luteinising Hormone). An increase in the ovary weight was also found due to the observed FSH surge. These results are in concordance with the traditional use of this herb for female disorders. Its astringent bark is recommended in the treatment of menorrhagia and other uterine disorders. The stem bark has anti-inflammatory properties. Symplocos racemosa is used in Ayurveda for various female disorders.

 English  Symplocos bark
 Sanskrit  Rodhra, Tirita
 Assamese  Mugam
 Bengali  Lodha, Lodhra
 Gujarati  Lodhaz
 Hindi  Lodha
 Kannada  Lodhra
 Kashmiri  Kath
 Malayalam  Pachotti
 Marathi  Lodha, Lodhra
 Oriya  --
 Punjabi  Lodhar
 Tamil  Vellilathi, Vellilothram
 Telugu  Lodhuga
 Urdu  Lodh, Lodhpathani



Foreign Matter  Not more than nil %
Total Ash  Not more than 12%
Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 1%
Alcohol soluble extractive  Not less than 9%
Water soluble extractive  Not less than 15%



Rasa     : Kasaya

Guna     : Laghu

Virya     : Sita

Vipaka  : Katu

Karma  : Caksusya, Grahi, Kaphapittanut