Buchanania axillaris (Desr.) Ramamoorthy Main specimen
Anacardiaceae
{ Human uses | Medicinal }

The leaves of Buchanania axillaris are laxative, depurative, cooling, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, astringent and wound healing.

The leaf juice is digestive, expectorant, aphrodisiac and purgative.

The seeds are tonic to the body and the brain. The kernel is laxative and febrifuge. (Quattrocchi, 2012, CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants)

The gum is antidiarrheal and it is used internally in rheumatism. (Khare, 2007, Indian Medicinal Plants, An Illustrated Dictionary)

The kernels of Buchanania axillaris made into a powder and mixed with milk are used as an aphrodisiac. (http://www.flowersofindia.net)