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Lodhra {symplocos racemos}

Lodhra balances Pitta and Kapha

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha
  2. Taste –Astringent
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Action: Menses inhibiting, uterus contracting, postparturam care
  5. Other Uses: Improves body shape and skin quality, wound healing, antidiarroheal, stops bleeding, and blood purifier


Modern Research

Studies have been done showing it is effective in abnormal uterine bleeding, as a mild diuretic, and its components have angiogenic, wound healing, antiarthritic, antimicrobial, antidiarrhoeal, spasmogenic, heart depressant, blood pressure depressant, and reduced frequency and intensity of uteri contractions.