Symplocos Racemosa

Symplocos racemosa Lodh Tree Lodhra

Symplocos racemosa is a small evergreen tree with broad crown, up to 6 m high. Leaves are 9-18 cm long, elliptical, oblong, lanceolate, apex is obtuse-acuminate, acute or obtuse, with serrate, crenate obscure or rarely entire margin. Flowers are 1-1.3 cm in diameter, white or light yellowish in color. The fruit is a drupe 1-1.3 cm long, oblong, black-purple in color.

Chemical composition – Contains triterpene- betulin acid, betulinic acid, oleolinic acid, acetyloleolinic acid.
Bark contains monomethyl pelargonidine glucosides (I și II), symposide, and pelargonidine-3-O-glucosidic, alkaloids- loturidine, loturine, eloturine and coloturine, 5-β-sitosterol and its glicoside, 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-2 -α-3 α-23-tetra-hydroxy Olean-12-en-28-oic-β. Analoague glycosides include 3, 28-O-bis β-D-glucopyranoside of-α hydroxy arjunolic acid and 19- α hydroxy asiatic acids.

Properties- Astringent, eye tonic, expectorant, anti-inflammatoyr, hypotermic, depurative, febrifuge, hemostatic, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emenagogue, tonic uterine, cardiotonic, antihelmintic.

Recommendation – Dysentery, anemia, hormonal imbalance, intestinal problems, inflammation, leprosy, gynecological disorders such as leucorrhea, abortions and miscarriages, menorrhagia, premenstrual syndrome. Hemorrhoids, anorexia, allergic rhinitis, asthma, conjunctivitis.

This plant is incorporated in natural remedies KAMAIANY, SHECURE Syrup.