Latin name: Symplocos racemosa Roxb. (Symplocaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Lodhra, Tilva, Shavara, Lodh
Lodhra is one of the most well-known remedies for diseases of women. It is astringent and cold in action. It heals wounds, allays Kapha and stops bleeding. It is useful in inflammations and swellings. It tones up the mucus membrane and hence and most famous preparation Lodhra Asava 1/2 oz. with equal quantity of water after principal meals given to ladies allays Pitta. Subsides excessive bleeding, normalizes he menstrual flow and is a specific for leucorrhoea. Many expert clinicians mix it with Ashokarishta, with greater effect.
It is used in treatment of diarrhea, dysentery and liver disorders.
The medicine prepared from Lodh (Symplocos racemosa) tree bark is a wonderful medicine for digestive disorders, eye diseases and ulcers.