Madhook

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Botanical Name Madhuca indica
Family Sapotaceae
Origin India
Description Madhook is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree, growing up to 30 meters in height. The bark is smooth, grey-brown, and mottled. The leaves are lance-shaped, smooth, and shiny. The flowers are white to pale yellow in color and are sweetly scented. The fruit is round, about 2 cm in diameter, and contains a single seed.
Parts Used The bark, leaves, flowers, and seeds are used in traditional medicine.
Dose The dose of Madhook depends on the form in which it is consumed and the condition being treated. It is best to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for the correct dosage.

 

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Madhook is used in various Ayurvedic formulations, including Madhukasava, Mahanarayana taila, and Mahatiktaka ghrita.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no specific antidote for Madhook toxicity. In case of an overdose, symptomatic and supportive treatment should be given.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Guru (heavy), Snigdha (unctuous)
Rasa (Taste): Madhura (sweet), Tikta (bitter)
Vipak (Metabolism): Madhura (sweet)
Virya (Potency): Shita (cold)
Prabhav (Impact): Vatahara (pacifies Vata Dosha)
Other Names Sanskrit: Madhuca, Mahua, Kalyanaka, Kalinga, Piyala
Hindi: Mahua, Mahwa
Assamese: Mohua
Bengali: Mohua
Kannada: Hippa, Hippe, Ippa
Malayalam: Iluppai, Ippa
Manipuri: Uningthou
Marathi: Mahua
Oriya: Mahula
Telugu: Ippa, Ippu

 

Properties

Distribution Madhook is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree, growing up to 30 meters in height. The bark is smooth, grey-brown, and mottled. The leaves are lance-shaped, smooth, and shiny. The flowers are white to pale yellow in color and are sweetly scented. The fruit is round, about 2 cm in diameter, and contains a single seed.
Pharmacognosy The bark, leaves, flowers, and seeds of Madhook are used in traditional medicine. The bark contains flavonoids, tannins, and saponins. The leaves contain triterpenoids and glycosides. The flowers contain a fatty oil and the seeds contain fatty acids.
Cultivation Madhook grows well in hot and humid climates. It is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions. It is propagated by seed and can also be propagated by vegetative means.
Physical Constituents Madhook is known for its sweet taste and cooling effect.
Chemical Constituents Madhook contains flavonoids, tannins, saponins, triterpenoids, glycosides, and fatty acids.

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