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Latin name: Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. (Fabaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name: Bijaka, Pitasara, Pitashalaka, Vijaysar

General information:

Indian Kino Tree, which is known by different names in different regions of India, has a number of therapeutic uses. A poultice made from the bark and leaves of the tree possesses astringent properties, which is useful in treating skin conditions. Indian Kino Tree also has potent anti-hyperlipdemic properties and helps in reducing total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein and serum triglyceride levels in the body.

Therapeutic constituents:

The flavonoid constituents marsupin, pterosupin and liquiritigenin, found in Indian Kino Tree, reduce serum triglycerides, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein in the blood.

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • As an antibacterial and an astringent, Indian Kino Tree helps to heal cuts, bruises and other skin conditions.
  • It is effective in lowering blood sugar and total cholesterol levels in the body.

Used in Diabecon, Diabecon DS, Nourishing Skin Cream

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