Tumbru, Toothache Tree, Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb.


Sanskrit: Tejbal, Tumbru

taejabala,  taumbaü


Hindi: Tumbru

English: Toothache Tree

Latin: Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb.

Part Used: Bark, carpels (ovule bearing leaf of pistil on a flower), carpels of fruits, seeds

Habitat :  Shrub  common  in  the  temperate


Bhutan, Darjeeling

Energetics: Sweet, bitter-cold-sweet P- VK+ Tissues: Plasma, blood, bone

Systems: Excretory, circulatory, digestive, respi- ratory

Action: Bark and seeds—aromatic tonic; branches, fruit and thorns—carminative, stomachic

Uses: Bark and seeds—fever, indigestion, cholera; fruit, branches, and thorns are used to heal tooth- ache and other diseases of the teeth. Good for asthma, bronchitis, Kapha disorders.

Preparation: Bark—infusion, decoction

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