Sal Tree (Shorea robusta)
Sal is revered as a holy tree and is known as the “House of Tribal Goddess.(HR/1)
” It is employed in the furniture industry and has religious, medical, and commercial importance. Because of its astringent properties, sal is commonly used to prevent diarrhoea and dysentery. Its analgesic and astringent qualities also help to reduce edoema and control bleeding. Due to its Sita (chill) and Kashaya (astringent) characteristics, consuming Sal tree powder with honey helps manage female problems including metrorrhagia (bleeding at irregular intervals) and leucorrhoea (white discharge from the vagina) according to Ayurveda.Due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities, it also aids in the management of joint pain and arthritis by lowering pain and inflammation. Due to its astringent and antibacterial qualities, sal tree resin helps wound healing and skin disorders such as excessive oiliness, irritation, rashes, and so on. On reduce scars and marks, apply a mixture of sal leaves and honey to the skin. Wounds that are treated with a paste of Sal resin powder and honey heal faster. Some people are allergic to the resin of the Sal tree and get rashes as a result. As a result, it’s best to mix it with a carrier oil like coconut or sesame.
Sal Tree is also known as :- Shorea robusta, Shaalgaach, Shaal tree, Shaalvriksh, Saal, Sakhuaa, Saakhu, Kabba, Saalvriksham, Mulappumarutu, Raalechaavriksha, Salva, Shaaluaagachha, Shala, Saalam, Guggilam, Awashkarn, Sarj, Shalasaar, Ral, Sagua, Salwa, Asina, Guggula, Kabba, Raala, Jalari chettu, Sarjamu, Gugal, Shalam, Kungiliyam, Attam, Sakhu, Shalgach, Talura, Sakab, Sakwa, Seral, Guggilu, Sajara, Rala, Ralacha vriksha, Maramaram, Common Shal, Indian dammer, Kaikahr, Lalemoabbari, Lalemohari, Saal
Sal Tree is obtained from :- Plant
Uses and benefits of Sal Tree:-
As per several scientific studies, uses and benefits of Sal Tree (Shorea robusta) are mentioned as per below(HR/2)
- Diarrhea and Dysentery : Due to its Kashaya (astringent) and Sita (cool) qualities, sal tree resin helps to enhance poor digestion and reduce dysentery and diarrhoea.
- Bleeding : Because of its Ropan (healing) and Kashaya (astringent) characteristics, sal tree resin can help reduce edoema and control bleeding when taken orally.
- Metrorrhagia and Leucorrhoea : Due to its Sita (cool) and Kashaya (astringent) qualities, Sal tree bark powder provides great results in female illnesses such as metrorrhagia and leucorrhoea.
- Skin disorders : The Kashaya (astringent) and Sita (cool) qualities of the sal tree aid to treat skin problems such excessive oiliness, itching, and red rashes caused by heat exposure.
- Pain : Because of its Kashaya (astringent) nature, sal tree resin helps reduce discomfort and swelling when used externally on piles.
- Wound healing : Due to its Ropan (healing) and Sita (cool) qualities, the Sal tree aids in wound healing when applied to ulcers, infected wounds, and skin eruptions.
Precautions to be taken while using Sal Tree:-
As per several scientific studies, below precautions should to be taken while taking Sal Tree (Shorea robusta)(HR/3)
- Sal tree powder may cause constipation and hardening of stools in some people.
Special precautions to be taken while taking Sal Tree:-
As per several scientific studies, below special precautions should to be taken while taking Sal Tree (Shorea robusta)(HR/4)
- Patients with diabetes : The sal tree has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels. As a result, it is generally recommended that you monitor your blood sugar levels while using Sal tree products in conjunction with anti-diabetic medications.
- Allergy : If your skin is hypersensitive, mix sal tree bark, resin, or leaves with honey or rose water.
How to take Sal Tree:-
As per several scientific studies, Sal Tree (Shorea robusta) can be taken into the methods mentioned as per below(HR/5)
- Sal tree (resin) Powder : Take one fourth to half teaspoon of Sal tree Powder. Mix it with honey or take it with water after lunch as well as supper.
- Sal tree Kwath : Take eight to ten teaspoons of Sal Tree Kwath( product) Include exact same amount of water to it and also drink one to two times a day after meals.
- Sal tree Resin with Honey : Take one fourth to half teaspoon of Sal tree resinMix honey as well as apply on the open wound. Repeat it one to two times a day for faster wound recovery.
How much Sal Tree should be taken:-
As per several scientific studies, Sal Tree (Shorea robusta) should be taken into the amounts mentioned as per below(HR/6)
- Sal Tree Powder : One fourth to half teaspoon twice a day, or, Half to one teaspoon or as per your requirement.
Side effects of Sal Tree:-
As per several scientific studies, below side effects need to be taken into consideration while taking Sal Tree (Shorea robusta)(HR/7)
- There is not enough scientific data available about side effects of this herb yet.
Questions asked frequently Related to the Sal Tree:-
Question. What is the chemical constituent of Sal tree?
Answer. Steroids, terpenoids bergenin, shoreaphenol, chalcone, ursolic acid, -amyrenone, hopeaphenol, and friedelin are the chemical elements that give Sal its medicinal advantages.
Question. What are the other uses of Sal tree wood?
Answer. The wood of the sal tree is mostly used in the building and furniture industries. It’s used to make door frames, windows, and furniture, among other things.
Question. Can Sal tree be used to treat gastric ulcers?
Answer. Yes, the components ursolic acid and amyrin in the Sal tree have gastroprotective properties. Sal appears to protect the gastrointestinal mucosa by acting as an antioxidant and lowering the levels of gastric acid, gastric enzymes, and gastric proteins in animal experiments.
The Kashaya (astringent) and Ropan (healing) qualities of the Sal tree aid in the treatment of stomach ulcers. It preserves the stomach mucosal layer by lowering gastric acid levels.
Question. Can Sal tree be used in chronic pain?
Answer. Yes, the Sal tree has anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties. Sal helps to alleviate pain at both the central and peripheral levels, including post-surgical pain.
Question. Is Sal tree powder good for peptic ulcer?
Answer. When consumed orally, the sal tree has Sita (cold) and Kashya qualities, which give a cooling and healing effect in the case of peptic ulcers “
Question. Can we use Sal for ear problems?
Answer. Sal may be used to treat ear disorders such as earache because of its analgesic properties, which help to reduce discomfort associated with a variety of ear problems.Tip: For earache, use a decoction (Kwath) produced from Sal tree bark as ear drops.”
Yes, Sal has been found to be effective in the treatment of ear disorders, however it is best to use it under medical supervision. Its Kashaya (astringent) property aids in the regulation of ear discharge.
Question. Does Sal improves sexual potency?
Answer. Sal has an aphrodisiac effect that stimulates sexual desire as well as sexual performance, therefore it may help with sexual potency.
” It is employed in the furniture industry and has religious, medical, and commercial importance. Because of its astringent properties, sal is commonly used to prevent diarrhoea and dysentery.