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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.
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.