Health Benefits of Gambhari
The root of this plant is described as bitter, tonic, stomachic, laxative and useful in fever, indigestion, anasarca etc.
Dose of Gambhari in Medicine
Bangasena says that Gambhari root taken with liquorice, honey and sugar increases the secretion of milk. The fruits of Gmelina arborea are sweetish bitter and cooling; they enter into the composition of several cooling or refrigerant decoctions for fever and burning of the body.
The following is an example; take the fruits of Gmelina arborea, Grewia Asiatica (parushaka), liquorice root, red sandal wood and the root of Andropogon muricatum (ushira), in equal parts, all 2 tolas, water 32 tolas, and boil till reduced to one half. This decoction is used as a drink in bilious fever.
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