Latin name: Tamarix gallica auct., Dyer in part, non Linn. (Tamaricaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Jhavuka, Jhav, Jhau
Tamarisk, which is found in abundance in North India, has laxative and antihemolytic properties. The herb is often administered for constipation.
Therapeutic constituents:Tamarixin is the main chemical constituent of Tamarisk, which gives the herb its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- As a laxative, Tamarisk is beneficial in the treatment of constipation.
- It is also useful in bleeding disorders like menorrhagia and rectal bleeding.