Sanskrit: Tejbal, Tumbru
English: Toothache Tree
Latin: Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb.
Part Used: Bark, carpels (ovule bearing leaf of pistil on a flower), carpels of fruits, seeds
Habitat : Shrub common in the temperate
Energetics: Sweet, bitter-cold-sweet P- VK+ Tissues: Plasma, blood, bone
Systems: Excretory, circulatory, digestive, respi- ratory
Action: Bark and seeds—aromatic tonic; branches, fruit and thorns—carminative, stomachic
Uses: Bark and seeds—fever, indigestion, cholera; fruit, branches, and thorns are used to heal tooth- ache and other diseases of the teeth. Good for asthma, bronchitis, Kapha disorders.
Preparation: Bark—infusion, decoction