An Overview, Dermatological Uses, Side effects and Risk factors
Latin name: Wrightia tinctoria
English name: Pala Indigo
Hindi name: Mitaindrajau
Taste: Bitter, Astringent
Parts used: Leaves, Bark, Seeds
It is a deciduous flowering plant that grows up to 25 M. It grows in a temperate climate.
Beta Sitosterol, Beta Amyrin, Cycloartenone
Mode of action: Kapha Pitta shamak
- Impairs keratinocytes multiplication
- Interferes in co-stimulatory molecules communications
- Sorts, isolates and attenuates neoplastic KC
- Antibacterial (E.coli, B. subtilis, S. aureus)
- Antiulcer, Antiinflammatory, Wound healing
- Carminative, Anthelmintic
- Astringent, Depurative
- Reduces xerosis of skin and associated itching
- Delays cell death and prolongs cell cycle turn over time
- Prolongs period of remission in Ps
- High Blood Pressure
Side effects and Risk factors:
- LIKELY SAFE for most people when applied topically.
- Side effects have not been documented, so Avoid orally In Pregnancy and Breast feeding.
– Dr Malika Ahuja