E-HERBARIA

  • Name : Mochras
  • English Name :Gum Resin of Silk-Cotton Tree
  • Scientific Name :Gum Resin of Bombax malabaricum

 

Habitat:

A deciduous tree attaining a height up to 40 m and a girth up to 6 m or more and distributed throughout the hotter parts of the country up to 1500 m or more.1

 

Morphology Description (Habit):

Mochras is an exudate obtained from the stem of Silk-Cotton Tree.

 

Parts Used:

Gum Resin

 

Phytochemistry:

Tannic Acid, Starch and Sugars

 

Pharmacological Actions:

The primary pharmacological actions of Mochras are summarized as under:

 

Digestive System:

i. Helps manage diarrhea and dysentery.

 

Reproductive System: 

i. Checks leucorrhea and abnormal discharges per vaginum.

 

Skin and Hair: 

i. Aids in faster healing of wounds.

 

Others: 

i. Checks bleeding.

 

Indications:

Leucorrhea

Menorrhagia

Diarrhea

Dysentery

Bleeding Piles

Fissure-in-ano

 

References:

1. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part-1, Vol-3.

 

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