Latin name: Wrightia tinctoria
Sanskrit/Indian name: Stri kutaja, Hyamaraka
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.
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.