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Ingredient Name : Quercus infectoria Oliv.

Arabic Name : ĎAfas, Qashaf, Bahash

Bengali Name : Majoophal, Majuphal

Chinese Name : Mo shih tzu

English Name : Oak Galls, Dyerís Oak

French Name : le chÍne ťorche

German Name : Gallapfeleiche, Galleiche

Gujarati Name : Muajoophal, Mayaphal

Hindi Name : Majuphal, Muphal

Kannada Name : Machikaai, Mapalakam

Latin name : Quercus infectoria Oliv.

Marathi Name : Maayaphal

Persian Name : Mazu

Punjabi Name : Maju

Sanskrit Name : Majuphal, Mayaphal

Urdu Name : Mazu, Mazuphal

Recommended Dosage: 3 to 5 g powder of dried galls.

Contraindication: Internal use of the galls may reduce or inhibit the absorption of alkaloids and other alkaline drugs.

Description

Oak galls are rich in tannins and are known for their ability to combat various viruses, while at the same time strengthening the tissues. They are one of the strongest natural astringent herbs available and also are antiseptic and constipative. Useful in leucorrhoea and other vaginal discharges and in profuse menstruation. Also useful in chronic diarrhoea, dysentery, bleeding haemorrhoids, haemorrhages, gleet, varicose veins and long standing gonorrhoea. They are also used as a gargle and mouthwash to treat sore throat, stomatitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis and tonsillitis. The blood-clotting agents active in Oak Bark are also helpful to cease nosebleeds.

Externally useful for blackening the hair.