Mahanimba Scientific Name
Mahanimba Other Names
English: Bead tree, Persian lilac, Indian Lilac, Bastard Cedar
Hindi: Malla Nim, Bakarja, Bakain, Deiikna.
Sanskrit: Ramyaka, Derka
French: Lilas Des Antilles, Lilas Des Indes, Fleurs Lilas.
Chinese: Melia bark
What is Mahanimba?
Common forms of Mahanimba
Mahanimba is commonly used for:
- Treating Ascariasis (parasitic roundworm)
- Treating eczema, ringworms, itching on skin, burns
- Treating kidney problems, increased uric acid, serum creatinine
- Treating piles
- Treating scabies, carbuncles and abscess, wounds
Powdered root: 1-2g or as prescribed.
Powdered fruits: 1-2g or as prescribed.
Powder: 1-3g or as prescribed.
Mahanimba Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: It may cause skin allergy. The stem bark and root bark may cause temporary side effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the abdomen.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is unsafe to use Mahanimba in pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Children: Not known.
Mahanimba has been known to exhibit antifertility effects in both men and women. It reduces male fertility by decreasing the daily production of sperms and sperm motility.