Oak galls / Majuphal or Manjakani are the outgrowth on the tree, Aleppo Oak (Quercusinfectoria) native of Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, and Iran. The galls are imported in India for medicinal use.
Majuphal / Mazoo, is used for therapeutic purpose in Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani due to its certain medicinal activities. It is rich in tannic, and gallic acid, and has significant astringent action. It checks the bleeding, and constricts the tissues.
Oak gall are used in the treatment of Bleeding, Cancer, Cough, Dysentery, Eczema, Gonorrhea, inflammation of the gums, Piles, Malaria, Nervousness, Prolapse, Vaginal tightening, and rejuvenation, and Wound.
Below is given medicinal properties of Gall powder.
Analgesic – relieve pain.
Astringent – causing the contraction of the skin cells, and other body tissues.
Desiccant – Drying agent
Diaphoretic – causes sweat
Hemostatic or haemostyptic – stops the bleeding
Hypnotic – sleep-inducing
Hypoglycemic – Reducing the level of the sugar glucose in the blood.
Sedative – promoting calm or inducing sleep.
Teeth and Gum Tonic
Tonic – Restore or improve health or well-being.