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Botanical Name Drypetes Roxburghii
Family Putranjivaceae
Origin India
Description Putrajivak is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree that grows up to 20 meters in height. It has a grey bark and the leaves are simple, alternate, and oblong-lanceolate in shape. The flowers are small, greenish-yellow in color, and are borne in axillary clusters. The fruit is a drupe, ovoid or globose, and turns purple when ripe.
Parts Used The stem bark is used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The dosage of Putrajivak varies depending on the preparation and the condition being treated. It is usually administered in the form of a decoction or powder.