Pistacia integerrima is a multi branched tree with a single stem, with deciduous leaves, grows to 25 meter tall. Tree has base of crona of low/ dense and deep roots. Leaves are large, with 25 cm long, pinnate (commonly paripinnate) and 2-6 pairs of leaflets which are lanceolate to long. Terminal leaflet is much smaller than the lateral or reduced to a mucro fruit. Fruits are globular, apiculate, 5-6 mm in diameter, which become purple or blue at maturity and a bone hard endocarp.
Chemical composition – Contains pistagremic acid, tannins, monoterpenes, triterpenoids, sterols, and flavonoids, dihidromalvalic acid.
Properties – Digestive, anti-pyretic, fliuidifies mucous, soothes cough, anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, appetizer, carminative, astringent.
Recommendation – Pelvic inflammatory disorders, diarrhea and fever in children because of teething, excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic inflammatory conditions, breathing problems, fever, cough, asthma, swelling, pyorrhoea, anorexia, dips, dysentery, hiccup, dyspnea, pharyngitis, cough productive strengthens the respiratory membrane. Improves and reduces endometriosis also uterine exudates, thus helps in healing, relieves inflammation induced due to gonorrhea.
This plant is incorporated in natural remedy COUGHEND Syrup.