MORINGA OLEIFERA also Known as Moringa, Horse Radish Tree, Drumstick Tree, Sahijan.
Mesua Ferrea

Mesua Ferrea

Botanical Name
Family Name
Part Used
Habitat
Product offered
Common Name(s)
Mesua Ferrea
Guttiferae
Flowers, Oil
Tropical india
Fruits
Mesua, Iron Wood Tree, Indian Rose Chestnut,

Uses:

The leaves are applied to the head in the form of a poultice for severe colds. Oil from the seeds is used for sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism. The root of this herb is often used as an antidote for snake poison. The dried flowers are used for bleeding hemorrhoids and dysentery with mucus. Fresh flowers are also prescribed for excessive thirst, excessive perspiration, cough, and for indigestion.


Main use of stamen has been described for controlling bleeding in menorrhagia and piles. In a study of, the plant to assess its putative sex-steroidal activity, no oestrogenic or progestational activity was found. Its use in menorrhagia may he due to its action on capillaries. Oil is used to treat skin diseases and its local application is also recommended in rheumatism.