Commiphora madagascariensis Jacq.
|Synonym :|| Amyris agallocha Roxb.
Balsamea agallocha Baill.
Balsamea roxburghii Engl.
Balsamodendrum roxburghii Arn.
|Bangla Name :||Gugala.|
|English Name :||Indian Bdellium.|
|Disease :||Laxative, stomachic, aphrodisiac, alterative, tonic, anthelmintic, maturant, resolvent, expectorant, carminative, rheumatism, lung complaints, asthma, dyspepsia, piles, skin diseases, ascites, nervous diseases, urinary concretions, leucoderma, tumours, sc|
|Description :||A small crooked tree, 1.2-1.8 m high, with many spreading and drooping crooked branches, the short lateral branches often ending in spines. Leaves 1-3-foliolate, leaflets oval or elliptic, terminal one very finely serrulate, lateral one very small. Flowers red, small, collected in little bundles on the small protruberant buds left by the previous year’s leaves. Drupe the size of a black currant, red.|
|Distribution :||Forests of Sylhet.|
|Chemical Constituents :||-|
|Uses :||The gum of the plant has same properties as that of “Guggul” (C. mukul). It is laxative, stomachic, aphrodisiac, alterative, tonic, anthelmintic, maturant, resolvent, expectorant and carminative, useful in mascular rheumatism, lung complaints, asthma, dys|