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Betula utilis - Bhoj Patra Tree

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Betula utilis is a tree widely found in the Himalayas, well-known for the use of its bark for writing in ancient India. The tree is distinguished by its white to brownish bark.

Uses

Bleeding, Ear ache, Diarrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Cough, Psychiatric disease.

Parts Used

Leaves, Roots.

Chemical Composition

Compounds having antimicrobial activity obtained from plant sources are useful because they are new sources against antibiotic resistance.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Bhuyapathra
Hindi Bhoj patra
Malayalam Bhujapatram
Tamil Bhurjjamaram
Telugu Bhujapatri
Marathi NA
Gujarathi Bhuj
Punjabi Bhurj
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Bahulavalkalah
English Bhoj Patra Tree


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Kashaya

Guna

Laghu

Veerya

Ushna

Vipaka

Katu

Karma

Tridoshahara

Prabhava

Habit

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Softwood cuttings

How to plant/cultivate

Will grow in a wide range of situations.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Himalayan range.

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References

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