Agar medicinal plant,regional names,family and synonyms

Agar medicinal plant,regional names,family and synonyms

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Basonym Of Drug

Agaru

Main Synonym

Lauha, Krimija

Regional Name

Assamese : Agaru
Bengali : Agaru, Agarkashtha, Agar Chandan
English : Eagle Wood
Gujrati : Agar
Hindi : Agar
Kannada : Krishna Agaru
Malayalam : Akil
Marathi : Agar
Punjabi : Ooda, Ooda, Pharsi
Tamil : Akil kattai
Telugu : Agaru
Urdu : Ood Hindi, Agar

Botanical Name

Aquilaria agallocha Roxb

Family

Thymelacaceae

Classification (Gana)

As per Acharya Charak - Sitaprasamana, Svasahara, Sirovirecana, Tikta Skanadha
As per Acharya Sushrut - Salasaradi, Eladi, Slesmasamsamana
As per Acharya Vagbhatta- Salasaradi, Eladi

External Morphology

A large evergreen tree

Useful Parts

Heart wood, Aromatic resinous wood oil

Important Phytoconstituent

Essential Oil, Aquillochin

Rasa Panchak

Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Laghu, Snigdha, Ushna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

Action

Kaphavatahara, Tvacya(Good for Skin), Shirovirechana (Useful in Nasya), Shitapraman (Warming effect)

Therapeutic Indication

Kustha (Skin Disease), Visharoga (Toxic conditions), Shita (Chills), Karna roga (Ear Disease), Shwasa (Respiratory disorder)

Therapeutic Uses

1. The powder of agaru mixed with honey is taken to check hiccough.
2. Agaru powder mixed with honey relives cough.
3. The agaru oil is applied in skin disease such as ring worm etc.

Dose

Powder : 1-3 gm, Oil : 1 to 5 drops

Formulations

Agurvadi Tail, Anu Taila, Candanadi Taila, Khadiradi Gutika

Adverse Effect

Not Known

Remedial Measure

-

Purification

Not Required

PhotoGraph

image of medicinal plants eagle wood



 

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