Cures, Acne, blemishes, white and black heads
In acne, paste of lodhra and sphatika should be applied. In pimples, paste of lodhra, dhanyaka and vaca is useful. Being an astringent, it can clear the face of blemishes, black and white heads. It can also dry up the acne quickly.
Beneficial in Gynaecological or Female disorders
Lodhra normalizes FSH and LH which regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the body , manages the menstrual cycle and stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs and triggers ovulation and development of the corpus luteum.
Water extract of Lodhra significantly stimulated serum FSH level along with rise in serum LH level in immature female Sprague-Dawley rats on oral administration. Lodhra has anti-androgenic effect and prevents ovarian cell dysfunction in PCOS and improved the fertility.
Treatment with Lodhra bark significantly decreases testosterone level which is found to be elevated in PCOS. It significantly restores estrogens, progesterone and cholesterol level. Lodhra restores the histology of ovarian tissue.
Lodhra is useful in inflammation of uterus due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Lodhra helps in maintaining the ratio of estrogen and progesterone in the female body thus preventing menstrual irregularity.
Lodhra contains phytoestrogens. Thus it ameliorate mild to moderate pre and post menstrual depressionby acting on the serotonergic systems.
Cures eye disorders
Using it in various recipies lodhra benefits for eyes in many ways
- White lodhra and Madhuka fried in ghee, powdered finely and softened with breast milkand applied, alleviates conjuctivitis caused by pitta and rakta.
- White lodhra fried in ghee and powdered finely is kept in a cloth pouch and mixed with hot water. Seka with this water removes pain.
- Aschyotana with lodhra fried in ghee and mixed with rocksalt, pounded with sour gruel and kept in cloth piece – removes itching, burning and pain.
- Aschyotana with putapakwa lodhra wrapped in nimba leaves and mixed with woman’s milk allievates netrarogas due to pitta, rakta and vata.
Cure dental problems
The anti-bacterial property of lodhra helps to cure oral problems. To cure it, after bloodletting paste of lodhra, musta and rasanjana mixed with honey should be applied.
Anti-ulcer property of lodhra protects against ulcers.Powder of dhataki and lodhra promotes wound healing. Lodhra, nyagrodha bud, khadira, triphala and ghrta made into a paste provides looseness and softens the wounds. Application of fine powder of lodhratwak promotes wound healing.
Powdered formation of the bark lodhra is used to heal wounds. Lodhra actually lowers the PH of the body; due to which inflammation process is fasten which gradually leads to increased wound healing process.
Lodhra is used in epistaxis (raktpitta ), the people who have high pitta generally experiences nose bleeding, the absorbing quality of lodhra helps in thickening of blood to stop haemorrhaging (bleeding).
Reduces heaviness in the body
Lodhra is Grahi ( absorption enhancing) Sheeta ( cooling ) and Laghu ( light ) which itself is a unique combination, which makes it very useful in reducing inflammation and heaviness in the body.