Botanical Name: Pterocarpus marsupium
- English: Malbar Kino, Vijaysar, Indian kino
- Sanskrit: Asaanaka, Bijaka, Asana, Bijasara
- Unani: Bijaysaar, Bijasar
- Also, known as: Vengai, Venki, Pitashaala, Aajar, Vegisa, Chandan Lal, Biyo, Yegi, Channanlal, Piashala, Piyasala, Bija, Venga, Benga, Pitasala, Bibala, Vijayasara, Lal Chandeur, Paisal, Bijiayasal, Asana
Habitat: Throughout India in the hilly region
Parts Used: Heartwood
Pterocarpus is a genus of pantropical trees in the Fabaceae family.there are more than 30species but Pterocarpus marsupium being one of the most known member of this genus.
Bijasar is heart-wood of average to large size deciduous tree up to 30 meter in height and 2-3 meter in grith found mostly in tropical zone of throughout in India in the hilly region.
From thousands of year it has been used in Ayurveda-The most ancient system of Indian traditional medicine. In southern part of India and traditional Ayurvedic practioners often use a cup made from the heartwood of Bijasar to fill the cup with water and allow it to stand overnight. Volatile oils in the wood leach into the water, turning it blue. This water is then drunk the next day.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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