Sweet Indrajao

Latin name: Wrightia tinctoria

Sanskrit/Indian name:  Stri kutaja, Hyamaraka

General information:

Sweet Indrajao is a small, deciduous tree, which is found in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh.

A poultice made from the leaves, which has astringent, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, is effective in treating various skin disorders. It is also a potent antidandruff agent, which is beneficial in treating scalp disorders.

Therapeutic constituents:

The leaves of Sweet Indrajao contain beta-amyrin and glucoside, which give the plant its skin-healing properties.

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • Sweet Indrajao is used to treat psoriasis, nonspecific dermatitis and herpes.
  • Its astringent and antibacterial properties are beneficial in treating scalp disorders like dandruff.