Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Paruva - Streblus asper

Paruva - Streblus asper

Properties of Paruva

Botanical name Streblus asper Lour.
Family Moraceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Sakhota, Patrollekhataru.
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Kashaya, Katu, Tikta
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
English Siamese rough-bush
Hindi Sihora
Malayalam Paruva, Parakam

Description of the Plant

A small evergreen tree grows up to 15 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, rhomboid-elliptic, acute or acuminate, scabrid on both surfaces. Flowers unisexual, dioecious, very small, fruits one seeded succulent berries. Yellow when ripe, seeds smooth,round, greenish white.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, ulcer, inflammation, elephantiasis, cough, bronchitis, diarrhea, fever, and hemorrhoids. The rough surface of leaves is used for scratch treatment of alopecia.

Useful parts of the herb

Leaves, Root, Fruits

Paruva - Streblus asper

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