Rohitaka / Roheda

Botanical Name :- Tecomella undulata (Sm.) Seem., Family :- Bignoniaceae.

Synonyms :- Bignonia glauca Decne., Bignonia tropaeolum Jacquem. ex DC., Bignonia undulata  Sm., Gelseminum undulatum (Sm.) Kuntze, Tecoma glauca DC., Tecoma undulata (Sm.) G.Don.

Regional Name :-English : Rohituka tree, Hindi : Roheda, Punjabi : Rohira, Bengali : Harinahada, Rodarayana, Gujrati : Rohido, Kannada : Mullumuntala, Malayalam : Chemmaram, Marrathi : Rohida, Tamil : Malampulvan, Telugu : Rohitaka.

Part Used :- Stem Bark.

Description :- Rohitaka is a small tree distributed in the drier parts of the North-West and Western India, ascending to an altitude of 1,200 m in the outer Himalayas and often cultivated in gardens for its beautiful flowers. Bark in curved pieces, measuring 5 to 8 mm in thickness; outer surface greyish brown with longitudinal furrows, transverse irregular cracks and vertically elongated lenticels; inner surface smooth, buff to light brown; fracture tough; fractured surface horny; taste and odour indistinct.

Phytoconstituents :- Tecomin (veratroyl β-D-glucoside), n-triacontane, n-heptacosane, n-nonacosane, n-triacontanol, n-octacosanol, β-sitosterol.

Ayurvedic Properties :- Rasa : Katu, Kasaya, Tikta, Guna : Laghu, Ruksa, Sara, Viryaa : Sita, Vipaka : Katu, Karma : Vatahara, Kaphahara, Rucya,Raktaprasadana, Medohara, Stanya,Visaghna.

Ayurvedic Applications :- Gulma , Krmi, Kamala , Karnaroga, Kustha , Medoroga , Netraroga, Plihodara , Prameha , Raktadosa , Raktavikara, Sula , Svetapradara,Vibandha , Vrana, Yakrt (Liver).

Medicinal Uses :- It is used in Abdominal lump, Helminthiasis, Jaundice, Eye and ear Disease, Leprosy / Skin Disease, Obesity, Splenomegaly, Metabolic disorder, Disorders of blood, Pain / Colic, Leucorrhoea, Constipation, Ulcer and Liver disease.

Formulations
Amlycure
Amlycure D.S.

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