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Benefits, Uses, and Side effects of Majuphal

Benefits, Uses, and Side effects of Majuphal

2022-06-15 00:00:00

Benefits, Uses, and Side effects of Majuphal

Majuphal is a type of outgrowth called Gall that forms near the young leaves of an oak tree. It is formed as a result of the deposition of eggs of gall wasp. The female wasp makes a hole in the stem of the oak tree and lays the eggs inside the shoot and this causes a vegetative outgrowth to form around the larva which develops from the eggs and further forms galls. The galls are considered as an excellent ingredient for various remedies and for various health issues.

It helps to cure diseases that affect the gums, skin, throat, and vagina. It is also known as Quercus Infectoria. Other common names of Majuphal are Mayaphal, Chidraphala, Mayuka, Malayu, and Machi Kay. Majuphal juices and powders are herbal and made with natural elements.

Properties of Majuphal

Majuphal has several propertieslike antioxidants, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties that help cure various diseases.

Importance of Majuphal in Ayurveda

Majuphal is famous in Ayurveda for its sita (cold), kashaya (astringent), and ropan (healing) properties to treat gum problems, piles, vaginal discharge, and skin problems. Majuphal extract has been used in Asian Ayurvedic medicine for a very long time.

Benefits of Majuphal

Cures bleeding gums-

Patients with gum problems can use Majuphal to relieve theirsymptoms. Sita (cold) properties provide cooling and calming effects to the bleeding gums and relieve pain.

Treats skin diseases-

The kashaya (astringent) properties of majuphal help tighten the skin. Its anti-aging properties also help maintain healthy skin. The antifungal properties of the Majuphal cure  fungal infections of the skin.

Helpful in vaginal discharge-

Majuphal can be very helpful in solving vaginal problems due to its antifungal properties.

Helpful in tonsillitis-

Majuphal cures tonsillitis as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It also soothes the throat because of its sita (cooling) properties.

Good for mouth ulcers-

Majuphal is a good remedy for the treatment of mouth ulcers. It has astringent properties which heal them quickly.

Useful in cancer-

Majuphal is rich in antioxidants which can prevent cervical cancer and breast cancer.

Uses of Majuphal

  • Decoction made from the gall of majuphal is used as a mouthwash to treat tonsillitis, canker sores, and gingivitis. Gall powder is used as dental powder as well.

  • Dried powder of the gall of majuphal is applied to the body to control excessive sweating.

  • In cases of poisoning, a decoction of majuphal is given to induce vomiting.

  • Decoction of majuphal is given in a dose of 10-20 ml for the treatment of diarrhea and dysmenorrhea.

  • Majuphal gall powder is sprinkled on fresh wounds to control bleeding and heal faster.

  • The powder is mixed with sesame or coconut oil and applied to the scalp to blacken the hair.

  • Decoction made from gall is used to wash the vagina in vaginal discharge.

  • In cough and breathing problems, take 50 to 100 mg or 250 to 500 mg gall powder twice a day with honey, milk, or water.

Precautions and Side effects of using Majuphal

  • You should start taking majuphal in a small dosage, then you can increase the dosage.

  • Do not consume it during pregnancy or breastfeeding as it may lead to miscarriage.

Where is Majuphal found?

Majuphal is found in Southern Europe (Greece and the East Aegean Islands) and the Middle East (Turkey, Iran, Cyprus, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan).


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