Hardwickia binata Medicinal Uses

Hardwickia binata Roxb.

In this article we will discuss about the Hardwickia binata :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: Indian Blackwood
  • Tamil: Aacha, Karachi
  • Hindi: Anjan
  • Kannada: Kammara, Kamra
  • Marathi: Kamara
  • Telugu: Yepi
  • Malayalam: Achamaram

Scientific name

  • Name: Hardwickia binata Roxb.
  • Family: Fabaceae (pea family)

Hardwickia binata Medicinal Uses

  • The resin obtained from the tree is used as a diuretics
  • Bark contains tannins and astringent used in the treatment of diarrhea, worms, indigestion and leprosy, also produces an appetizer
  • A balsam resin, combined with cubebs and sandal is used in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases like leucorrhoea, chronic cystitis and gonorrhea.
  • Seed used for dysentery.
  • The natives of Chhattisgarh region used leave for headache.
  • The native of kanker region used leave for purgative and constipation.

Other Uses

  • Wood extremely hard and heavy, used for agricultural and many other purposes.
  • The leaves are used as green manure.
  • The wood is used for beam, mine, props, bride house construction
  • Bark have a good sorption capacity for mercury and useful for removal of most of the mercury from water under certain condition.

Indian Blackwood Photos

Hardwickia binata

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  1. Shingade, SP & Kakde, Rajendra. (2021). A Review on “Anjan” Hardwickia binata Roxb: Its Phytochemical Studies, Traditional uses and Pharmacological activities. Pharmacognosy Reviews. 15. 65-68. 10.5530/phrev.2021.15.7. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352233068_A_Review_on_Anjan_Hardwickia_binata_Roxb_Its_Phytochemical_Studies_Traditional_uses_and_Pharmacological_activities

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