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Mahua (Madhuca longifolia) - Herbal Remedy for Respiratory Disorders

Mahua, Madhuca longifolia
  • Botanical Name - Madhuca longifolia
  • Family Name - Sapotaceae
  • Other Name - Mahua

Uses of Mahua

  • Headache
  • Rheumatism
  • Piles
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hair problems
  • Ulcer
  • Cough
  • Cold
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Diabetes
  • Burning sensations
  • Weakness

How to Use in Different Diseases?

  • Mahuwa oil has emollient properties and is used in skin disease. Rheumatism and headache.
  • It is also a laxative and considered useful in habitual constipation, piles and hemorrhoids and as an emetic.
  • Tribals also used it as an illuminant and hair problems.
  • Madhuka is a good vishaghna.
  • Bark is used for rheumatism ulcers and diabetes mellitus.
  • Flowers are used in cough cold and bronchitis.
  • Madhuka is astringents, laxative tonic aphrodisiac and stimulant. It is useful is burning sensation in body, debility emaciation.
  • Madhuca is a large tree popularly known as butter tree.
  • The bark of this tree possesses anti-diabetic properties and helps lower blood sugar in diabetics.

Parts Used

Whole plant


Oil - Twice daily




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