How many diseases attract in Kendu leaf?

How many diseases attract in Kendu leaf?

 Tinduk / Kendu has many unheard benefits

How many diseases attract in Kendu leaf?

Have you ever heard the name Tinduk before? Actually very few people would have heard the name Tinduk but the names tendu, kendu, gab, gabh are very well known. Tendu is a type of fruit, which is sweeter than chikoo and is rich in many ayurvedic properties. Tendu fruits are light yellow in colour. Perhaps you must be thinking that how this small fruit is used for the treatment of diseases, let us know about it in further detail.


What is Tinduk or Tendu?

Tendu trees are medium sized. Bidi is made from its leaves. Its wood is smooth and black in color. It is used to make furniture. It is described in the Udard Prashamana Mahakashaya from the Charaka-samhita and the Nyagrodhradi-gana of the Sushruta-samhita.

It is 8-15 m high, medium sized, dense branch-branched evergreen tree. Its branches are glabrous and the bark of the stem is dark-brown or red in color, lightly grooved. Its leaves are simple, alternate, 13.7-24 cm long and 5 cm wide, obtuse or almost-elongated, smooth and shiny. Its flowers are unisexual, small, white-yellow in color, in fragrant clusters.

Its fruits (Tendu or Kendu Fruit) are generally single, 2.5-5 cm in diameter, elliptical-pointed, hemispherical, very astringent, light brown in juice predominant raw state and yellow in ripe state. Inside its fruits there is a sweet and smooth pulp like chikoo, which is eaten. The seeds are 4-8 in number, spherical or elliptical and shiny. It flourishes in the month of March-June.


Tendu is slightly bitter in taste and acidic in nature, hot and dry. Tendu is beneficial in removing phlegm, constipating, writing (scraping), styptic, causing distaste for food, ulcers.

It cures Prameha or diabetes, ulcers, rakta dosha, raktapitta (bleeding from nose and ear), burning sensation or burning, medoroga (obesity), yonidosha (vaginal disease) and pitta dosha.


Ripe tendu fruit is sweet, little digestible, slow to digest, increases phlegm, reduces bile and is beneficial in gonorrhea. Its woody essence is beneficial in bile related diseases. Its raw fruits are aliphatic, slightly bitter, writing, short, preventive of stool, cold, dry, relieves constipation, is aphrodisiac and distasteful.


Tendu fruit and skin are styptic, anti-diarrhoeal, useful in fever, antibacterial, beneficial in diseases of the mouth and throat and helps in quick drying of wounds.

Tendu names in other languages

The botanical name of Tendu is Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel. (Diospyros malaberica) Syn- Diospyros peregrina (Gaertn.) is Gurke. Tendu belongs to Ebenaceae (Ebenaceae) family and it is called Gaub Persimmon in English. Tendu is called by different names in different regions of India.


Sanskrit-Tinduka, Spurjak, Kalaskandha, Asitsaraka, Stisaraka;

English-Tendu, Kalatendu, Gaab, Gabha;

Oriya-Kendu (Kendu);

Kannada-Kusharta (Kusharta);

Gujrati-Timburani (Timburani);

Tamil-Tumbi, Katti (Kattatti);

Telugu-Tinduki, Vinduki, Tubiki;


Nepali-Khalluk (Khalluc);

Marathi-Temburani, Timburi;

Malayalam-Panachi, Vananji.

English-Indian persimmon, Malabar ebony, Green persimmon;

Arbi-Abnusehindi (Abnusehindi);



Till now we were talking about the nature of tendu, now we will talk about the medicinal properties and benefits of tendu, how it is used for the treatment of diseases.


Tendu beneficial in eye diseases

A lot comes in eye diseases, such as common eye pain, night blindness, red eyes etc. In all these types of problems, a home remedy made of tendu (Indian Persimmon fruit) is very useful. Applying the juice of the fruit in the form of Anjana i.e. kajal is beneficial in eye diseases.



Candu gives relief from ear pain

If there is pain in the ear as a side effect of cold, cough or any disease, then treatment with tendu in this way gives relief. Mix honey and Kapittha juice in 1-3 grams powder of Tinduk, Haritaki, Lodhra, Manjistha and Amla and filter it and pour 1-2 drops in the ear, it provides relief in earache.


Tendu beneficial in mouth ulcer

If you are getting blisters in the mouth again and again, then home remedy of tendu will prove to be very beneficial. Gargling with the juice of tendu fruit also heals mouth ulcers and sore throats quickly. Apart from this, making a decoction of the fruit and gargling it cures mouth ulcers.


Tendu beneficial in cough

If the cough is troubled due to the change of weather and is not taking the name of its reduction, then it can be treated with tendu. Cough can be relieved by sucking by making tablets of Tinduk bark.


If there is diarrhea due to eating more spicy food, packaged food or outside food that is not taking the name of stopping then home remedy of tendu will be very useful.


Wrapping a paste of tincture skin with Gambhari leaves, extracting the juice from the putpak method, mixing honey in 5-10 ml juice and taking, it provides relief in diarrhea or diarrhea.


Taking 10-20 ml Tinduk bark decoction is beneficial in dysentery, diarrhea and malarial fever.


Feeding the pulp of Tendu fruit is beneficial in diarrhoea.


Diarrhea is cured by taking 1 gram seed powder.


Benefits of Tinduk or Kendu in Ashmari or stones in urinary tract

The medicinal properties of tendu are beneficial in removing stones from the urinary tract. By eating the ripe fruit of tinduk, the stones of the urinary tract break down and come out.


Tendu beneficial in preventing leucorrhoea

Women often have the problem of white water coming out of the vagina. Weakness also occurs when the secretion of white water is excessive. The use of tendu is beneficial in getting relief from this. Washing the vagina with water mixed with tendu fruit juice is beneficial in white leucorrhoea (white water) or by making a decoction of tinduk fruit and washing the vagina, it reduces vaginal discharge.


Benefits of Tendu in Ardit or Paralysis

The medicinal properties of Kendu are very useful in relieving the pain of paralysis. If the tongue column or tongue is not moving due to paralysis and the ability to speak has become unclear, then making a decoction of tinduk root and drinking 1-2 grams of bark powder mixed with 1 gram of turmeric powder and rubbing it on the tongue is beneficial.


Benefits of tendu to restore the lost complexion of the face

Nowadays the complexion of the face has started losing due to pollution, but using tendu gives a different glow on the face. Grinding the fruit with Tinduk juice and applying it removes the color of the skin and increases the complexion and radiance of the face.


Help tendu to heal burn wounds

Along with relieving the pain, burning sensation of a burn wound, the medicinal property of tendu is also useful in healing the wound.


Mixing Ghee in Tinduk decoction, irrigating and applying it to the burnt area, the wound is filled.


Mixing sesame seeds in Tinduk bark decoction and applying it on the burnt area is beneficial.


Tendu beneficial in fever

If fever has occurred due to change of season or due to any infection, then tendu helps a lot in relieving its symptoms. Taking 10-15 ml Tinduk bark decoction mixed with honey is beneficial in fever.


Benefits of tendu in inflammation

If you are troubled by the swelling in any organ due to injury or disease, then the home remedy done by tendu is very beneficial. Rubbing the wood of tinduk and applying it on the inflamed area reduces swelling.


Tendu beneficial in hiccups

Feeding (1-3 grams) paste of flowers and fruits of Jamun and Tinduk or Kendu fruit mixed with honey and ghee stops hiccups in children.


Useful parts of tendu

In Ayurveda, tendu fruit juice, wood, decoction of bark, powder of seeds and flowers are used more in the form of medicine.


How is tendu used?

The method of consumption and use of tendu or tendu flowers (Indian Persimmon fruit) for disease has already been told. If you are using tendu flower for the treatment of any specific disease, then definitely consult an Ayurvedic doctor. As per doctor's advice-

-10-15 ml skin decoction

-1-2 grams skin powder

5-10 ml juice can be consumed.


Where is tendu found and grown?

Tendu or Kendu tree is found in India, especially in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

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