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  • Majuphal – माजूफल – Gallnut – Quercus infectoria

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    Majufal | Oak Gall | Gallnut

    Scientific Name : Quercus infectoria.

    Ayurvedic classification of Gallnut (Quercus infectoria):

    Ayurvedic Classification Description
    Rasa (taste) Astringent
    Guna (qualities) Light, dry, piercing, and rough
    Virya(potency) Cooling
    Vipaka (post-digestive effect) Pungent
    Dosha effect Balances Pitta and Kapha doshas
    Karma (actions) Astringent, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and styptic
    Dhatu (tissue) affinity Works primarily on the blood, plasma, and reproductive tissues
    Srotas (channel) affinity Works primarily on the circulatory, reproductive, and respiratory channels
    Prabhava (special effect) Helps to promote wound healing and prevent infection


    Active compounds and their benefits found in gallnut:

    Active Compound Benefits
    Tannins Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties
    Gallic acid Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties
    Ellagic acid Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties
    Quercetin Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine properties
    Camphor Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties
    Terpenoids Anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, and antimicrobial properties
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