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CHITRAL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY

Local Practice:

The whole plant is dug out, washed and chopped into small pieces. It is then boiled in water for 10-12 hours. Once reduced to a thick paste, it is left for one hour to get cool. From this, small tablets and balls are made. The tablets are given to the patients of wheal (Khurol) and muscular pain twice a day for two days. Sometimes, massages are given with a thin paste of besabur. For toothache, a tablet is placed by the infected tooth at bed time as a pain killer. For eye diseases, like allergies and running eyes, a thin paste is applied around the eyes twice a day for two days. A ball prepared from the paste is used as "Puru" (paste applied to face against pimples, hairs and sun burn).

Historical Use:

A juice or powder of the whole plant is used to treat urinary troubles in Nepal. The juice of the leaves is used as drops to relieve earaches. The root is used as a tonic in the treatment of fevers, diarrhea and pulmonary affections. The root juice is used to treat coughs and colds, haemorrhoids, asthma and urinary problems. Externally, the root is bruised and applied as a poultice to boils and ophthalmia, it is also considered helpful in relieving backache. The root of this plant has a high reputation in indigenous systems of medicine for dissolving stones in the kidneys.

Local Name Besabur
Botanical Name Saxifraga ciliata
Part used Whole plant
Locally used for Wheals (Klzurol), Muscular pain, Toothache, Eye diseases