Uses of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre

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Note: The traditional knowledge examples given below are just an indicative/illustrative sample. Herbal practices similar to the ones given below may also have been received from other people from same/ different parts of the country.

Uses from NIF Database
air care

Mix seed oil with pounded seeds of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. and apply on the head- Rani B. Bhagat, Pune, Maharashtra


Take orally two spoonful of the decoction of the leaves of karanj, Adhatoda vasica Nees. and roots of Achyranthes aspera L., Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. & Wendl.- Tolabai Gameti, Udaipur, Rajasthan


Mix the seed oil (100ml) with burnt leaves of Phyllanthus fraternus Webst. (250g) and apply on the wound- Davalal Gameti, Udaipur, Rajasthan


Brush the teeth with its stem- Rahul Kumar Gupta, Hazaribag, Jharkhand


Grind the seeds (10g) and black pepper (2nos), make pellets of gram size and take orally- Devendra Kumar, Hazaribag, Jharkhand


Apply the seed extract topically- Sitaben Gayakwad, Dang, Gujarat

Uses described in Literature

Dried flower powder is taken orally to reduce blood sugar122; juice extracted from green fruits is mixed with mustard oil and applied in case of rheumatic pain123; and fresh bark extract is administered orally to cure bleeding piles53. ‘Erina Plus gel’11 acts as a stimulant and helps in increasing the blood supply to skin. It prevents hair loss and skin disorders. ‘Face Treatment Cream’124 acts as a revitalizer, moisturizer and anti-wrinkle skin cream, and also works on dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. Ten patents have been found on its medicinal applications mainly for hair care125, skin diseases126.