Botanical name Pterocarpus marsupium
Family name Fabaceae
English name Malabar Kino Tree
Common name Indian Kino Tree, Vijayasar
Synonyms Beejaka, Peetasira, Asanaka, Beejasira, Sarjaka
Habit Perennial tree
Useful Parts Gum, heartwood, flowers, leaves
Common Uses The gum called Kino exudes from incisions in bark. It is astringent and useful in diarrhoea. Bruised leaves are applied on boils, sores and other skin diseases. Bark is used in uterine bleeding; it is boiled with milk and used as drink. Heartwood is used in inflammation and diabetes. It pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, leucoderma, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea, arthritis cough and greying of hair. Also used in reducing cholesterol, leprosy, leucoderma, rectalgia, constipation, haemorrhages and even rheumatoid arthritis.
Indications It is used externally in leucoderma, erysipelas, oedema, hair fall and skin disorders. It is used internally in worm infestations, diarrhoea, dysentery, bleeding disorders, gout, osteoarthritis, diabetes, erysipelas and skin disorders.
Vijaysar Products description Vijaysar is available in powder and capsule form. Vijayasar tumbler made of wood is also available.