It occurs almost throughout India up to an altitude of 750 m, in the central and the eastern Himalayas and in the Khasi, Garo an
- Saraca Indica
Country of Origin
- Bark, Seeds and Flowers.
- Fortified extracts, Solvent extracts, Whole herb extracts
About Saraca Indica:
It occurs almost throughout India up to an altitude of 750 m, in the central and the eastern Himalayas and in the Khasi, Garo and Lushai hills A small evergreen tree. The leaves are paripinnate and the leaflets 6-12, oblong and rigidly sub-coriaceous. The flowers are orange or orange-yellow, eventually turning vermillion, very fragrant, in dense axillary corymbs; the pods, flat, leathery, the seeds, 4-8, ellipsoid-oblong and compressed.
Medicinal Uses :
The bark, which is the drug, is reported to have a stimulating effect on the endometrium and ovarian tissue and is useful in menorrhagia due to uterine fibroids, in leucorrhea and in internal bleeding. It is useful in all cases of uterine bleeding where ergot is indicated.
The bark contains tannin, catechol, sterol, and organic calciumcompounds.
Oxytocic activity of the plant was seen in rat and human isolateduterine preparations. Estrogen-primed or gravid uterus was more sensitive to the action of the alcoholic extract.