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Arabic Name : Athl, Naddaar, Tarfaa, Kazmaazak, Jawz al- tarfaa (galls)
Bengali Name : Jhau, Jhav, Bari Main (galls)
Chinese Name : Ch’eng liu
English Name : Tamarisk, Manna Plant
French Name : Usine De Manne, Tamaris
German Name : Tamariske, Rispelstrauch
Gujarati Name : Jhav Na Jhad
Hindi Name : Jhaoo, Bari Mayee (galls)
Kannada Name : Jhaoo, Bari Mayee (galls)
Latin name : Tamarix gallica Linn.
Marathi Name : Jhau
Persian Name : Shorghaz, Kazmazaj, Mayee Kalan (galls)
Punjabi Name : Pilchi, Jhau, Bari Mahin (galls)
Sanskrit Name : Jhavuka
Urdu Name : Berge Jhao, Mayee Kalan (galls)
Recommended Dosage: Leaves : 5 to 7 g of dried powder; Galls : 3 to 5 g of dried powder.
Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.
The leaves are astringent, diuretic, expectorant, laxative and tonic. They are used in bleeding disorders like menorrhagia, bleeding in the rectum and epistaxis. It contains an alkaloid, Tamarixin, that has been linked to its effectiveness in conditions associated with hepatic insufficiency. There are indications that Tamarisk is also helpful in increasing platelet counts.
Galls are astringent and used on account of their bitter tonic and astringent effect in chronic discharges and watery fluxes. They are used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. A strong infusion is used as a gargle in sore throat and stomatitis.