Botanical name-Vateria Indica Linn
English name- White Dammer Tree, Dammer (gum), Piney Resin tree, Indian Copal Tree
Kannada Name – Dhoopada mara, Bili Dhoopa,
Hindi name- Safed dammar, Kharuva
Telugu name- Tella Damaramu
Tamil name – Vellai Kungiliyam, Vellai Kundurikam, Paini pisin,
Malayalam name – Vella Kundurukkam, Paini pasha
Sarja (Vateria indica) resin is used in treating infected wounds, diarrhea, earache, intestinal worms etc. The gum resin is used as base to prepare sticks used for herbal smoking in Ayurveda.
• It improves skin tone and complexion.
• It balances Kapha, useful in productive cough, asthma.
• It stops excess sweating
• It is used in treatment of diarrhoea, bloating, abdominal pain etc.
• It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of gout.