Pathimukham Scientific Name

Caesalpinia sappan

Pathimukham Other Names

English: Sappanwood, Sappan tree, Indian redwood
Hindi: Patang, Patrang, Bakam
Sanskrit: Raktasar, Ranjana, Rogakashtha, Suranga, Surangada
Unani: Pattang

What is Pathimukham?

As commonly found in India, the Pathimukham tree’s bark, heartwood, flower and roots are utilized in Ayurveda. Naturally red, the tree diffuses its color when boiled, thus releasing its red, thirst quenching, anti-oxidative, tonic and anti-bacterial properties. Pathimukham is also known to promote menstrual flow. Furthermore, Pathimukham’s antibacterial, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial abilities are known in Ayurveda. Pathimukham is also used to dye wine, meat, fabric, painting, cake and ink.

Common forms of Pathimukham

Dried leaves, Wood, Wood Powder, Bark, Stem

Pathimukham is commonly used for:

  • Healing chronic wounds
  • Cooling fevers
  • Improving kidney functions
  • Relieving itches, urticaria, and rashes
  • Decreasing jaundice and bile disorders
  • Decreasing herpes
  • Aiding thirst and urinary disorders due to diabetes
  • Giving relief from diarrhea
  • Fighting bacteria
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Purifying agent
  • Stimulating and increasing menstrual flow
  • Preventing liver damage
  • Maintaining female reproductive health

Pathimukham Dosage

Heart Wood decoction: 50-100ml
Wood Powder: 2g to 4g

Pathimukham Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: It should not be used during pregnancy. In South Korea, Pathimukham is used for causing abortion.
Children: Not known.
It must not be taken in excess because wood decoction is considered a powerful emmenagogue (an agent that promotes menstrual discharge).

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Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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