Botanical Name Tamarix gallica
Family Tamaricaceae
Origin Europe, North Africa, and western Asia.
Description Tamarix gallica is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 5 meters tall. It has small leaves that are scale-like and pink to lavender flowers that bloom in spring and summer.
Parts Used The leaves, stem, and bark of Tamarix gallica are used in traditional medicine.
The dose of Tamarix gallica varies depending on the preparation and intended use.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Tamarix gallica is used in Ayurvedic formulations such as Punarnavadi Kashayam and Punarnavadi Guggulu.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no known antidote for Tamarix gallica poisoning.
Ayurvedic Properties “Guna (Quality): Laghu (light) and Ruksha (dry)
Rasa (Taste): Kashaya (astringent) and Tikta (bitter)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Pittashamaka (reduces Pitta dosha) “
Other Names Sanskrit: Jhavuka, Jhavika, Jambu, Tintideepa
Hindi: Jhau
Assamese: Jhuberi
Bengali: Jhau
Kannada: Jambu
Malayalam: Jambakam
Manipuri: Khongnang-thambal
Marathi: Jambu
Oriya: Jhau
Telugu: Jambu


Distribution Tamarix gallica is native to Europe, North Africa, and western Asia but has been introduced to other regions, including North America and Australia.
Pharmacognosy Tamarix gallica has been used in traditional medicine for its diuretic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains compounds such as gallic acid, ellagic acid, quercetin, and kaempferol.
Cultivation Tamarix gallica is adaptable to a wide range of soils and can tolerate drought and high salinity. It can be propagated from cuttings or seeds and requires full sun exposure.
Physical Constituents Tannins, saponins, and alkaloids.
Chemical Constituents Gallic acid, ellagic acid, quercetin, kaempferol, and other flavonoids.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Jhavuk”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment