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Medicine > Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary > Quercus infectoria Oliv.
Quercus infectoria Oliv.
|Habitat||Indigenous to Greece, Syria and Iran. Yields oak galls.|
|English||Oak galls, Aleppo galls, Mecca galls.|
|Ayurvedic||Maajuphalaka, Maayaaphala, Maayakku.|
|Action||Astringent. Bark and fruits-used for eczema and impetigo. Galls-used for diseases of gums and oral cavity (diluted with toothpowder or paste; also as a gargle in nasal catarrh and sore throat. An ointment (1 in 4 parts of vaseline) is applied externally in haemorrhoids. Also included in breast and vaginal firming creams. A decoction of galls is used as an enema in prolapus of rectum.|
|Key application||Quercus robur L. bark-externally, in inflammatory skin diseases; internally in non-specific, acute diarrhoea, and local treatment of mild inflammation|