Details of Nagkesar Plant.
Botanical Name: Mesua ferrea
Sanskrit Name: Nagkeshar
English Name: Cobras saffron
Drug Class: Astringent, alterative, coolant, nutritive. bark: astringent, aromatic
The flowers are acrid, anodyne, digestive, constipating and stomachic in nature and used for the treatment of asthma, leprosy, cough, itching, nausea, erysipelas, bleeding piles, metrorrhagea, menorrhagea, excessive thirst, fever, vomiting and impotency. The oil from the seeds is useful in case of sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism. The root is an excellent antidote for snake poison.