Science of Herbs

Zanthoxylum Alatum

Zanthoxylum Alatum

Common Name: Tejphal, Tejpal
English Name: Winged Prickly Ash, Toothache Tree
Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb.
Family: Rutaceae

Description: It is a shrub or small tree, almost entirely smooth, with a strong aromatic smell. Bark is corky, with conspicuous young stems with thick conical prickles raising rising from a corky base. Spines are shining and sharp, growing on branchlets.

Chemical Constituents: Bark gives a substance identical to berberine. It also contains Xanthoxylin, fruit yield an essential oil which is isomeric with turpentine and like eucalyptus oil in odor and properties..
The plant also contains linalool, g-fagarine, b-fagarine, magnoflorine, laurifoline, nitidine, chelerythrine, tambetarine and cadicine), coumarins (xanthyletin, zanthoxyletin, alloxanthyletin), and resin, tannin and volatile oil.

Properties: Fruits, seeds and stem bark are used in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, indigestion, toothaches,varicose veins, diarrhea, rheumatism, dyspepsia, cholera and toothache.

Used in the following MATXIN product:

  • MITVANA Herbal Dental cream