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Tamarix gallica - Bahugranthih

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Bahugranthih, Tamarix gallica, aphalah
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Tamarix gallica is a deciduous, herbaceous, twiggy shrub or small tree reaching up to about 5 meters high. It is indigenous to Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula, and very common around the Mediterranean region. It is present in many other areas as an invasive introduced species, often becoming a noxious weed. It was first described for botanical classification by the taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus in 1753, but had already been in cultivation since 1596.


Wounds, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Spleen trouble, Leucoderma, Oxidative stress.

Parts Used


Chemical Composition

The major chemical constituents of Tamarix indica are tannin (50%), tamarixin, troupin, 4-methylcoumarin and 3,3-di-O-methylellagic acid.Several types of polyphenols (anthocyanins, tannins,flavonones, isoflavonones, resveratrol and ellagic acid)are currently reported. the presence of some antioxidantcompound i.e. terpenoids [1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Pakke
Hindi Jhaoo, Bari Mayee
Malayalam Siru savukku
Tamil Ciru-cavukku
Telugu Pakke
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Jhavuka
English Tamarisk, Manna Plant


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









Deciduous Shrub



Kind Shape Feature
Alternate Very small 1/16 inch and scale-like, pale green



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual Small Lavender pink 5 Numerous and occurring all along the twig, very attractive, appearing in early spring


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Small 7.5–11 cm long, 1.5 cm broad Dry capsules containing small cottony seeds, ripen in late spring Cottony seeds {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and tolerant of saline conditions. Grows well in heavy clay soils as well as in sands and even shingle[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Moist region.

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