Aak Plant

Details of Aak Plant.

Botanical Name: Calotropis procera

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English Name:

Common Names:
Aak

Drug Class:

Indication: Piles

Parts Used:
Root, bark, latex

Medicinal Uses

The plant is consumed as a tonic, antihelmintic and an expectorant. The roots are used for the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, leprosy, eczema and elephantiasis. The latex of the plant is quite effective in treating vertigo, baldness, hair fall, tooth aches, intermittent fevers, rheumatoid, joint swellings and paralysis. The leaves are useful in case of rheumatism, filariasis, wounds, glandular swellings, eczema, pigmentation and various skin inflammations.

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