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 the bark. It is astringent and useful in diarrhea. Bruised leaves are applied on boils, sores, and other skin diseases. The bark is used in uterine bleeding; it is boiled with milk and used as a drink. Heartwood is used in inflammation and diabetes. It pacifies vitiated Kapha, pitta, leucoderma, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, arthritis cough, and greying of hair. Also used in reducing cholesterol, leprosy, leucoderma, rectalgia, constipation, hemorrhages, and even rheumatoid arthritis.
Indications – It is used externally in leucoderma, erysipelas, hair fall, and skin disorders. It is used internally in worm infestations, diarrhea, 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.