PTEROCARPUS MARSUPIUM also Known as Indian Kino Tree, Malabar Kino Tree, Kino
Pterocarpus Marsupium

Pterocarpus Marsupium

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Pterocarpus Marsupium
Fabaceae
Heart Wood, Leaves,flowers.
The drier, hilly zones of dry deciduous forest.
Wood
Indian Kino Tree, Malabar Kino Tree, Kino

Uses:

Indian kino has many therapeutic and medicinal properties and is used in treating conditions like elephantiasis, diarrhea, leucoderma, rectalgia, cough, dysentery, and grey hair.
The crushed leaves of the plant are used externally for the treatment of boils, sores and certain types of skin diseases.
Consumption of the herb helps to lower the lipid and glucose levels of the body.
It leads to the significant reduction in the blood sugar levels, in diabetic patients.
One of the major effects of Indian kino in human body is that it helps to prevent cell proliferation and induces apoptotic effect in tumor cell lines.
It is also used as an astringent and helps to cure dental problems, like toothache.
The herb also has anthelmintic properties and is a bitter acrid and an anodyne.
Indian kino prevents the leakage of electrolytes, caused by herbicide-induced oxidative damage.
The herb cures ailments like leprosy, leucoderma, rectalgia, constipation, hemorrhages and even rheumatoid arthritis.
Indian Kino exhibits strong antihyperlipdemic properties and helps in reducing total cholesterol, LDL, VLDL and serum triglyceride levels in the human body. It, however, does not cause any change in the HDL cholesterol levels.
The herb also has antimicrobial properties and is used to act against certain types of bacteria and virus.
Another vital function of the herb is that it has scavenging properties, which work against mitochondrial lipid peroxidation.