Balanites roxburghii

Botanical Name Balanites roxburghii
Common Name Hingot
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Genus: Balanites
Species: roxburghii
Part used Bark, fruit, seed, leaves
Medicinal Properties Anti-asthmatic, bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic, antinociceptive and antioxidant activities.
Medicinal Use Fruits are used in treatment of whooping cough, skin diseases and in antifertility. Leaves are used for the treatment of jaundice. In case of pain and swelling, the bark of plants is used as traditional healers. The paste of bark is prepared and applied externally on the affected part of the body to treat snake-bite and dog bite.
ChemistryHistamine, acetylcholine, saponins, glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, phenolic compounds,
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatCommonly found in open sandy plains of the western Rajastan, west Bengal, Maharashtra and drier parts of India.
DescriptionSpiny, evergreen tree, fruit has a bitter sharp taste, digestible.