Vijaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium)

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Vijaysaar

Vijaysaar or Pterocarpus marsupium is well-known for the number of medicinal uses. This herb is also popular because it is of good help in lowering the levels of blood sugar. Vijaysaar is a medium to large deciduous tree that generally grows to a height of 30 meters. This tree is found in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Vijaysaar is used widely in Ayurveda for different therapeutic conditions such as diarrhoea, eczema, viriligo, diabetes, obesity and psoriasis. It possesses anti-hyperlipdemic properties that help in the reduction of cholesterol, serum triglyceride and low-density lipoprotein levels within the human body. It even possesses astringent and antibacterial properties that help in treating bruises, cuts and other severe skin conditions.

Medicinal Uses of Vrahati

There are various medicinal benefits that can be fetched from the use of Pterocarpus marsupium and they are:

  • The tree helps in controlling the levels of blood sugar in people suffering from diabetes. Not only this, it also reduces triglycerides and cholesterol. The tree also helps in lowering the signs of diabetes like over eating, frequent urination, burning pains and regular thirsts.
  • It is one of the most effective options for treating diarrhoea. Its bark and resin are used for dealing with diarrhoea and ulceratie colitis.
  • The astringent properties of Vijaysaar are quite effective in balancing pitta. It also helps in healing bleeding issues and gout.
  • Intestinal parasites can be easily eradicated by consuming an herbal tea made using the bark of the Vijaysaar tree.
  • Pterocarpus marsupium is also used for healing skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. For this, it is used in the form of a skin tonic.
  • The astringent properties of Vijaysaar make it is one of the best options for curing dental problems like toothache. Twigs and bard of this tree can be used in the form of a toothbrush.