Science of Herbs

Quercus Infectoria

Quercus Infectoria

Common Name: Majuphal, Muphal, Mayaphal
English Name: Oak Galls, Dyer’s Oak
Botanical Name: Quercus infectoria Oliv.
Family: Fagaceae

Description: It is deciduous, semi evergreen tree that grows up to a height of 2metres.

Chemical Constituents: Tannic Acid, Gallic Acid, Gallo-tannic acid, Syringic and Ellagic Acid

Properties: Oak galls are rich in tannins and are known for their ability to combat various viruses, while at the same time strengthening the tissues. They are one of the strongest natural astringent herbs available and also are antiseptic. They are also used as a gargle and mouthwash to treat sore throat, stomatitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis and tonsillitis.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • MITVANA Herbal Dental Cream