Gul Dhawa also known as Axle Wood Flower is an herb that is mainly used in the Unani Medicinal System for the treatment of skin problems, wounds, diarrhea, and diabetes. The exudate of the Axle Wood Flower tree has been used for Calico Printing, a process of imprinting on textile fabrics patterns. The therapeutic uses of Gul Dhawa include diarrhea, dysentery, dysuria, gonorrhoea, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia, spermatorrhoea, piles, ulcers, and toothaches. Axle Wood Flower has also been used for the treatment of liver and spleen enlargement. ENT problems such as COLD and cough can also be treated with Gul Dhawa. Cholera, an infectious disease, causes watery diarrhea can be alleviated with the use of this herb.
Patients with splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) problems can use this herbage. Other therapeutic uses of this herbage include excessive perspiration, urinary disorders, cancers, carbuncles, as well as rinderpest disease. In ancient times, Axle Wood Flower is an effective treatment to cure scorpion sting and snake biting.
This herbage is helpful for the treatment of toothaches and gum pains. It is also used in the treatment of splenomegaly and diarrhea. For years, physicians used this herbage for the treatment of chronic obstructive lung disease and cough caused by changes in season. Infectious diseases causing diarrheal and dysentery, dysuria, gonorrhoea, leucorrhoea and menorrhagia problems can be managed with Gul Dhawa. Patients with piles can also use this to alleviate the symptoms.
KEY CONSTITUENTS OF GUL DHAWA
- glycosides alanine
- ellagic acid
- trimethyl ellagic acid