Bidara Laut ( White Bitter Wood )

English Name : White Bitter Wood
Indonesian Name : Bidara Laut
Botanical Name : Strycnos ligustrina
Simplisia Name : Ligustrinae Lignum
Botanical Part Used : Bark
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Test Method : –
Ratio Botanical : 20:01
Indication : Itching, antiacne

Strycnos ligustrina is a medium-sized tree with a short, crooked, thick trunk, the wood is white hard, close grained, durable and the root very bitter. In medicinal herbs, it is used for antidiabetic, antiinflamation, antiseptic, analgesic, and diaphoretic. The properties of Strycnos ligustrina are substantially those of the alkaloid Strychnine. The powdered seeds are employed in atonics dyspepsia. The tincture of Strycnos ligustrina is often used in mixtures – for its stimulant action on the gastro-intestinal tract. In the mouth it acts as a bitter, increasing appetite; it stimulates peristalsis, in chronic constipation. it is often combined with cascara and other laxatives with good effects.

Active Constituens :
Strycnine, brusina, alkaloid, tanin, galat, steroid

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