Botanical Name Symplocos racemosa
Family Symplocaceae
Origin India
Description Lodhra is a medium-sized tree with an average height of 8-10 meters. The bark is rough, dark grey, and exfoliating. Leaves are elliptical, about 5-12 cm long, and are bright green. The flowers are small and white, and are found in panicles. The fruits are small and dark blue in color.
Parts Used Bark
Dose The recommended dose of Lodhra bark powder is 3-6 grams, taken twice daily with water.


Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Lodhrasava, Chandanasava, Dashmoolarishta, Panchavalkaladi Kashayam, etc.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Not specified.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter), Madhura (Sweet)
Vipak (Metabolism): Madhura (Sweet)
Virya (Potency): Shita (Cooling)
Prabhav (Impact): Pittahara (Pacifies Pitta)
Other Names Sanskrit: Lodhra
Hindi: Lodh
Assamese: Lodha
Bengali: Lodhra
Kannada: Lodhra, Lodhara
Malayalam: Pathiri
Manipuri: Thunbi
Marathi: Lodhra, Lodh
Oriya: Lodha
Telegu: Lodhra



Distribution Lodhra is found throughout India, especially in the Himalayas.
Pharmacognosy The bark of Lodhra is a well-known medicinal herb in Ayurveda. It contains tannins, flavonoids, triterpenoids, and other bioactive compounds.
Cultivation Lodhra can be propagated through seeds and cuttings. It grows well in well-drained soil with adequate moisture and sunlight.
Physical Constituents The bark is astringent, bitter, and sweet in taste.
Chemical Constituents Tannins, flavonoids, triterpenoids, etc.


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