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Pinus roxburghii is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 55 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be over 100cm in diameter. In the driest parts of its native range the leaves are shed after 10 - 11 months, making it deciduous. The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials. It is an important source of resin and is extensively tapped for this commodity, especially in northwestern India.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
It contains P. roxburghii was identified with major components being (E)-caryophyllene (26.8%), terpinen-4-ol (16.2%), with smaller amounts of δ-3-carene (6.8%) and α-humulene.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Pinus roxburghii is restricted to the monsoon belt with summer rains. It is not a very cold-hardy plant, being able to tolerate short periods with temperatures down to around -5°c when fully dormant.