Common Name: Garudphal, Jangali badam, Tuvaraka, Turveraka, Kushtavairi
Botanical Name: Hydnocarpus laurifolia
Active Agents: Esters of unsaturated fatty acids of chaulmoogric acid (27%), hydnocarpic acid (48%) and glycerides of palmitic acids
Uses of Chalmogra
Leprosy: Chalmogra has been found to be a potent cure for leprosy.
Vaginal Infection and Gonorrhea: The decoction of the herb is used as a disinfectant in case of vaginal infections and discharges, especially those following childbirth.
Skin Disorders: An ointment made with equal parts of tuvrak oil, bakuchi oil, neem oil and lime water can be used to heal blisters, ulcers, rheumatic pain and scaly skin.