ARCTIC SNOW (Wrightia tincturia)
Also known as 'dudhi, 'Dyer's oleander', 'kala kuda', 'kapar', 'milky way', 'pala indog', 'snowflake', 'sweet indrajao'.
Arctic snow is a flowering plant with powerful antimicrobial properties found in south east Asia, Australia and India and named after the Scottish botanist and physician William Wright. The bark and methanol extracts from the leaf of this plant have been scientifically proven to have powerful antibacterial properties against
Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli,
Staphylococcus aureus strains of bacteria.
The arctic snow leaf juice can help to treat jaundice. The leaves can also be applied as a poultice for relieving the symptoms of herpes and mumps and can be chewed to relieve toothache.
The bark and seeds are useful to treat dermatitis and psoriasis and other skin diseases and wounds and its anti-inflammatory and anti-dandruff properties makes it an effective hair oil remedy.
A chloroform extract of the leaves has antifungal properties effective against Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans,
Cryptococcus, Epidermophyton floccosum, Scopulariopsis brevicaulis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton simii and Trichophyton tonsurans strains of fungi.
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