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Ingredient Name : Taxus baccata Linn.

Arabic Name : Talisfar, Zarnab

Bengali Name : Birmi, Talish Patr, Bhada Getela

Chinese Name : Tzu shan

English Name : Yew, Common Yew, Chinwood

French Name : If commun

German Name : Eibe, Eife, Ibenbaum, Kantelbaum, Taxbaum, Ybe

Gujarati Name : Gethela Barmi

Hindi Name : Talispatr, Talis Patta

Kannada Name : Sthauneyak

Kashmiri Name : Badar, Budul

Latin name : Taxus baccata Linn.

Marathi Name : Sthauney Barmi

Persian Name : Zarnab

Punjabi Name : Birmi

Sanskrit Name : Mandhuparni, Talispatra, Sukapuspa

Urdu Name : Zarnab

Recommended Dosage: 1 to 3 g powder of dried leaves.

Contraindication: This herb is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation. Large doses (many times the recommended disage) may result in colic, dry mouth, hypotention, paleness, rash, syncopem vertigo and vomiting.

Description

The leaves have anticancer, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cardiotonic, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, narcotic and purgative properties. It is the source of the anticancer alkaloid “Taxol® ”. Since 1971, Taxol® has been used as an antitumor drug in clinical trials run by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and has been hailed as one of the most significant advances in cancer chemotherapy in recent history. Since 1990, clinical trials using Taxol® have succeeded in treating advanced ovarian and breast cancers.

It is also used in treatment of asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, high fever, indigestion, haemoptysis and epilepsy. In 1021, Avicenna, also known as Ibn Sina, introduced the medicinal use of Taxus baccata for phytotherapy in The Canon of Medicine . He named this herbal drug as “Zarnab” and used it as a cardiac remedy. It is the first known use of a calcium channel blocker drug.

Externally, used in the treatment of rheumatism.