Junglee Jhau/जंगली झाऊ: Ironwood (Mesua ferrea) commonly found in Western Ghats areas of evergreen forests, at the altitudes of 1500 meters, slow-growing tree, grows to 30 meters tall, leaves are simple, opposite, oblong to lanceolate, bluish-grey to dark green leaves sized to 7 to 15 cm long and 1.5 to 3.5 cm broad, whitish underside, young leaves are pink to red, flowers are fragrant, white and large and male and female in separate plant, size to 4 to 7.5 cm in diameter, with five petals, stamens are orange or yellow. The fruits are ovoid to globose capsule contain 1 to 2 seeds inside.
The Junglee Jhau is not mentioned in the Ayurveda texts like, Charaka samhita, Sushrutha Samhitha and Astanga Sangraha, Nighantus etc. We can find the references about this plant in contemporary texts like Indian material medica, Indian medicinal plants and Wealth of India etc.
Medicinal uses: severe colds, sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism, the antidote for snake poison, bleeding hemorrhoids, dysentery with mucus, cough, and indigestion.
The trees bloom once or twice a year. The fruits are small (about 1cm) and are green, turning red and later black as they ripen. The Junglee Jhau tree has a thin bark, so it is sometimes also called ‘Nipis kulit’ or ‘thin-skinned’ in Malay. The plant is found in south India and the coastal regions of eastern India.
The paste of the leaf of Memecylon edule is applied over bruises and localized inflammation as part of treatment. The cold infusion of the tender leaf of Junglee Jhau is used as eye drops or collyrium to treat conjunctivitis and burning sensation of the eyes.
The Junglee Jhau bark of Memecylon edule with equal proportions of coconut kernel, ajwain seeds, and black pepper, all in powder and tied up in a cloth forms a nice fomentation or applied as a layer to bruises.
The decoction of the leaf of Junglee Jhau is given in a dose of 50-60 ml to treat leucorrhea and to treat scanty bleeding during menstruation or irregular menstruation.
The decoction prepared from the root or leaf of Memecylon species is given in various skin diseases, as it acts like a blood purifier. The paste prepared from the leaves of Junglee Jhau is applied over the area affected with herpes.
Junglee Jhau Product Details:
- Junglee Jhau Weight: 50 Gram (1 Packet) Provided by AstroMantra.com
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