English :Siris tree
Hindi :Kala siris
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :odoratissima Benth.
Habit :Bulk-canopy tree
Parts Used :Bark, Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaf boiled for extract. Leaves crushed with water for extract. Dried bark ground for powder.
Mode of use :Decoction & Fresh
Ingredients :The bark yields tanin. Seeds yield crude protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, niacin and assorbic acid. The flowers contains lupeol, a- and b-amyrin.
Ailment Treated:Bark powder is anthelmintic, astringent, cooling, skin diseases, diabetes, burning sensation, leprosy and inverterate ulcers. Leaves cooked in ghee and is used as a remedy for cough. Leaf extract is applied in cutaneous infections.
Source:Generally grown wild in both hills and valley areas. Occasionally cultivated.