Latin name: Tamarix gallica auct., Dyer in part, non Linn. (Tamaricaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Jhavuka, Jhav, Jhau
Tamarisk, which is found in abundance in North India, has laxative and antihemolytic properties. The herb is often administered for constipation.
Tamarixin is the main chemical constituent of Tamarisk, which gives the herb its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- As a laxative, Tamarisk is beneficial in the treatment of constipation.
- It is also useful in bleeding disorders like menorrhagia and rectal bleeding.