Latin name: Caesalpinia digyna Rottl.
Sanskrit/Indian name: Udakiryaka
Teri Pods are large, prickly shrubs, which grow in abundance in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, as well as the Eastern Ghats. The roots possess astringent, antipyretic and antioxidant properties.
Teri Pods yield the glycoside bergenin, which gives the plant its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- As an antioxidant, Teri Pods are revered as a tonic and physical rejuvenative.
- As an antipyretic, it lowers fever.
- Teri Pods are also astringent, which, on topical application, heal wounds more quickly.