This is an extract obtained from several trees of the genus Pterocarpus. It has been regarded as the most powerful of all the vegetable astringents, containing 70 per cent of tannic acid. Hence it has been found eminently useful in diarrhoea, dysentery, gonorrhoea, leucorrhoea, internal bleedings, and dis­charges generally. Externally, it is a good application to foul ulcers. It makes an excellent gargle for sore throats, and diseased uvula. It is useful as a styptic.

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This page and the rest of the encyclopedia of medicinal herbs was reproduced from old herbals written in the 1700 and 1800s. They are of historical interest to show the traditional uses of various herbs based on folk medicine and ancient wisdom. However the traditional uses for these herbs have not been confirmed by medical science and in some cases may actually be dangerous. Do not use the these herbs for any use, medicinal or otherwise, without first consulting a qualified doctor.

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