Latin name: Tamarix gallica auct., Dyer in part, non Linn. (Tamaricaceae)

Sanskrit/Indian name:  Jhavuka, Jhav, Jhau

General information:

Tamarisk, which is found in abundance in North India, has laxative and antihemolytic properties. The herb is often administered for constipation.

Therapeutic constituents:

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.