Name : Majuphal
Origins : India
Other Names : Quercus infectoria Oliv., Afas, Qashaf, Bahash, Majoophal, Majuphal, Mo shih tzu, Oak Galls, Dyer’s Oak, le chêne éorche, Gallapfeleiche, Galleiche, Muajoophal, Mayaphal, Majuphal, Muphal, Machikaai, Mapalakam, Masikai, Maayaphal, Mazu, Maju,Majuphal, Mayaphal, Mazu, Mazuphal, Manjakani, Maajoophal, Mayaphala, Majuphul, Aphsa, Majoophal, Majuphal, Mayfal, Maiphal, Majuphal, Machikaai, Mapalakam, Majakaanee, Mashikkay, Maayaphal, Mayakku, Maju, Machakaai, Masikki, Mussikki, Machakai, Maasikkai, Machikaaya, Mazu, Mazuphal, Baloot
Description: 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 also used as a gargle and mouthwash to treat sore throat. The blood-clotting agents active in Oak Bark are also helpful to cease nosebleeds.
Interesting story : Majuphal Leaves are attacked by certain type of the insect, by which they produce round ball shaped fruit around the insects. Once the fruit is 5-6 months old, the inescts leave the fruit,leaving small holes in the fruit..
Externally useful for blackening the hair.
Recommended Dosage: 3 to 5 g powder of dried galls.
Contraindication: Internal use of the galls may reduce or inhibit the absorption of alkaloids and other alkaline drugs.