|Botanical Name||Pterocarpus santalinus|
|English name||Red sandalwood|
|Tibetan Name||Tsenden marpo|
|Altitude and habitat|
Antimicrobial activityAnti-inflammatory activity - inhibits TNF-alpha, COX. Wound healing properties - promotes generation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis); stimulates growth factors. Analgesic activity
Hepatoprotective properties- decreases serum liver marker enzymes; causes hepatocyte plasma membrane stabilisation and regeneration; activates microsomal enzymes; exhibits anti-hepatitis B virus potential. Gastroprotective properties - exhibits anti-H.pyloric activity; reduces gastric lesions; increases activity of antioxidant enzymes; maintains functional integrity of cell membranes; prevents mitochondrial dysfunction. Neuroprotective properties Anti-hyperlipidemic activity - shows to reduce total cholesterol, triglycerides and lipoproteins and increase HDL; inhibits LDL oxidation; thus prevent development of atherosclerosis.
Anti-diabetic activity- increases insulin secretion; decreases gluconeogenesis; promotes regeneration of beta-cells; shows hypoglycaemic activity and improves carbohydrate metabolism. Antioxidant activity - increases activity of antioxidant enzymes; have free radical scavenging properties; decreases lipid peroxidation. Anti-cancer properties - enhances apoptosis of cancer cells; exerts cytotoxic effect.
Rejuvenation action:Balances blood and Wind disorders Relieves anxiety
Gastrointestinal system:Stops vomiting and nausea Stops diarrhoea Treats dysentery
Genitourinary system:Stops excessive menstrual bleeding Treats urinary tract infections Treats premature ejaculation
Immune system and detoxification:Purifies blood Relieves limb swelling Clear blood from fat Lowers fever Clears pathogenic microorganisms Heals wounds and fractured bones Treats inflammations Relieves headache Relieves heart palpitations Clears eye infections Stops bleeding
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