(Last Updated on : 16/12/2013)
East Indian Rosebay is a tiny perpetual shrub. It has a circular stem of approximately 25 cm diameter, with a greyish white, coarse, roughened, silvery bark. It grows upto 2 metres in height.
The plant has several branches forming a thick treetop. It has elongated, plain, elliptical leaves, dark green in colour; the flowers are prominent, soft white and exquisitely fine with a fresh fragrance. The plant issues a viscous milky juice when any portion is trimmed. East Indian Rosebay contains alkaloids, tabernaemontanim and coronarine, a crystalline resin alcohol, caoutchouc and some other substances.
Methods of usage
East Indian rosebay arrests severe kinds of disorders, like intestinal worms, toothache, optical ailment, or skin eruptions.
Healing Power and Medicinal Properties of East Indian rosebay
The leaves of the plant are not striking in taste. When mashed, they grow lathered. The cellulose content is exceedingly mild. It is used in healing worms and specific skin diseases.
Intestinal Worms healed by East Indian rosebay
The root of the plant is anthelmintic and is used for obliterating intestinal worms. The milky juice of the plant too has analogous properties and is used precisely for this function.
Toothache cured by East Indian rosebay
The root of the plant is masticated to obtain relieve from toothache.
Eye Disorders cured by East Indian rosebay
The herb is advantageous in the treatment of various eye disorders. A paste of the plant made with water and lime juice or the latex of the plant blended with lime juice can be administered to clear opacity of the cornea of the eyes. The juice or the milk from the leaves, both by themselves or combined with charcoal of the plant, can be utilised with advantageous results as a comforting application in ophthalmia, i.e., swelling of the eye.
The juice of the flowers blended with some tasteless oil such as refined coconut oil can be used with satiating results for stinging eyes and swelling of the cornea.
Skin Disorders healed by East Indian rosebay
East Indian rosebay is dear in numerous skin disorders. The juice of the leaves is a cooling application in skin irritation and injuries. The herb is useful as a local analgesic and alleviates pain. The latex blended with the juice makes a cooling dressing for wounds. It also forestalls swellings.
Preparation and Doses
- Approximately 20 grams of the leaves of East Indian rosebay plant with five grams of holy basil (tulsi) or eclipta alba (bringaraf) may be masticated well and gulped down. Fresh petals can also be used along with the leaves.