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Symplocos racemosa

Latin Name: Symplocos racemosa
English Name: Lodh Tree
Sanskrit / Indian Names: Jambu, Lodhra

It is an evergreen tree or shrub, with white flowers turning yellow and purplish black drupes.

Its principal constituents are the three alkaloids, viz. loturine, loturidine and colloturine. The astringent bark is given for the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery and liver complaints. It is recommended in the treatment of menorrhagia and other uterine disorders. The stem bark is having anti-inflammatory property as well as hypothermic properties.