Latin name: Shorea robusta
Sanskrit/Indian name: Shala
Sal Tree is commonly found in all parts of India. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the tree has sacred significance and is worshipped on special days.
The resin of the tree has astringent properties, which are beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery. It is also an important ingredient in herbal ointments for skin diseases and ear ailments.
The resin of the Sal Tree has an oleoresin, which contains triterpenoids, the derivatives of ursonic, oleanane and a triterpene acid. These chemical constituents give Sal Tree its therapeutic benefits.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- The astringent properties of Sal Tree are beneficial in treating stomach disorders like diarrhea and dysentery.
- On topical application, Sal Tree extracts heal skin and ear infections.
- It is also a potent hair and skin cleanser.