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Lodhra Benefits, Precautions & Dosage

Studies suggest that Lodhra has been used extensively as a menorrhagia treatment in Ayurveda. Menorrhagia is excessive or heavy menstrual bleeding.


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Lodhra Benefits, Precautions & Dosage


Lodhra Benefits For Women

Lodhra for menstrual problems

Studies suggest that Lodhra has been used extensively as a menorrhagia treatment in Ayurveda. Menorrhagia is excessive or heavy menstrual bleeding.

This ayurvedic remedy acts like an astringent. Hence it promotes blood thickening. Additionally, it also acts as a hemostat (process to stop bleeding). Thus, research suggests that Lodhra can also manage nosebleeds due to its hemostatic property.

How to use - You can swallow half or one teaspoon of Lodhra powder with plain water or rice water twice a day. Repeat this dosage daily to control the problems associated with menorrhagia.

Lodhra for infertility and PCOS

Lodhra can work wonders for females that have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). As per a study, this herbal remedy has shown usefulness in decreasing certain hormones (FSH and LH) in the female body.

It acts by normalizing FSH and LH levels in females. Lodhra also reduces male hormones in females. This overall manages the development of females and their pubertal maturation.

Research has shown that the regulation of female hormones also helps in managing the menstrual cycle. Balanced levels of hormones help in ovulation or the release of eggs from the fallopian tubes.

Lodhra is also a powerful uterine tonic. Ayurveda recommends Lodhra for blocked fallopian tubes. It can help in improving infertility in women by triggering maturation and the release of eggs. Hence, making it a beneficial low amh treatment in Ayurveda.

Along with this, you can use ashwagandha for PCOS. Ashwagandha balances cortisol and can help in managing PCOS.

Also read: Sesame seeds for periods

How to use - Take about half or one teaspoon of Lodhra powder twice a day. You can take this with water or rice water. Additionally, women can take around 200-250mg of ashwagandha per day for a month to control PCOS symptoms.

Lodhra for white discharge treatment in Ayurveda

Lodhra is an effective method of treating Leucorrhea or excessive white vaginal discharge.

Studies have also found that Ldhra has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps in controlling vaginal infections that cause white discharge.

How to use - Take one or two teaspoons of Lodhra powder. Next, add about 1 cup of water and boil until half of the concoction remains. Filter the liquid and let the mixture cool down. Apply it to the vagina to help in reducing white discharge.

Lodhra powder for skin whitening and acne problems

Lodhra is a powerful ayurvedic treatment for acne due to hormonal imbalance. Studies have discovered that Lodhra has antioxidant and antibacterial properties as well. These properties help in resolving skin issues like acne in women.

Lodhra powder also helps in protecting skin cells against damage. It has also been used as a component in several ayurvedic anti-wrinkle creams.

Lodhra also has blood purifying properties. It shields the skin from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. It improves the overall complexion of the skin by reducing blemishes and wrinkles.

How to use - Make a paste using one tablespoon of Lodhra powder and mix it with aloe vera gel, turmeric powder and rose water. Use this paste over your face and massage it for a minute for a dewy complexion.

Lodhra for wound healing

Lodhra has anti-inflammatory properties that can quicken wound healing. It also has a cooling effect that soothes the skin.

How to use - Take one teaspoon of Lodhra powder and add some rose water to it. Apply it to the skin and let it dry. Wash it with lukewarm water and repeat the procedure for quick healing.

Forms of Lodhra

The entire plant of Lodhra is beneficial. However, studies suggest that the bark is the most useful and is often used in various Lodhra formulations. Women can use Lodhra in these forms-

Lodhra water decoction

Boil one teaspoon of Lodhra with a cup of water and strain the mixture. You can consume around ten teaspoons of Lodhra water decoction in a day.

Lodhradi choornam or powdered Lodhra

Take half or one teaspoon of Lodhra powder twice a day every day. You can take this with plain water or rice water two times a day. Consume it after your meals.

Lodhra paste

Prepare a paste by mixing one teaspoon of Lodhra powder with rose water and turmeric. Apply this paste to your skin and let it dry. Wash off the paste with lukewarm water.

Lodhra side effects

Lodhra has several bioactive components. When taken in recommended dosages, this ayurvedic remedy has not shown any significant side effects. These are the few precautions that can be taken while consuming Lodhra-

Lodhra should not be consumed on an empty stomach. In people with gastric disturbances or GI disorders, Lodhra can cause abdominal heaviness, constipation and nausea.

Pregnant or lactating mothers should use Lodhra under medical supervision.

Also read: Beetroot benefits during pregnancy

References

S Kambhoja, KR Keshava Murthy (2004) Phytochemical and pharmacological studies on bark of Symplocos racemosa Roxb (Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research) http://www.ijpr.sbmu.ac.ir/article_425.html

Vijayabaskaran M (2010) IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF ETHANOLIC BARK EXTRACT OF SYMPLOCOS RACEMOSA ROXB (Research Gate) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236346509_IN_VITRO_ANTIOXIDANT_POTENTIAL_OF_ETHANOLIC_BARK_EXTRACT_OF_SYMPLOCOS_RACEMOSA_ROXB

Sanjay U Nipanikar, Dheeraj Nagore (2017) Evaluation of anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity of AHPL/AYTOP/0213 cream (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda) https://www.ayujournal.org/article.asp?issn=0974-8520;year=2017;volume=38;issue=1;spage=82;epage=87;aulast=Nipanikar

Mohammed Azeemuddin, Suryakanth D. Anturlikar (2019) Effect of "DXB-2030," a Polyherbal Formulation, on Experimental Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Associated with Hyperandrogenism (Hindawi) https://www.hindawi.com/journals/aps/2019/8272850/

Rachana Gupta, Kalpana Sharma (2019) Efficacy of Shunthi-Lodhra Churna in the Management of Asrigdara (DUB) (International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine) https://www.ijam.co.in/index.php/ijam/article/view/1174


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