Pistacia Integerrima (Kakar singhi, Zebrawood)

Pistacia Integerrima (Kakar singhi, Zebrawood)

Biological Name:

Pistacia integerrima





Other Names:

Karkatashringi, kakar singhi, kakra, kakring. chakrangi, chandraspada, Kaakraasingi, Kankda Shringi, Kakada shing, Kakada singi, kakran, Kamaladina, karkkatasrmgi, Kakadshingi, Kakadashrungi, Kakarsingi, mastagi desi.



Karkatashringi (Pistacia integerrima) tree is indigenous to India and is found in the outer ranges of the North-Western Himalayas at an altitude of 500 to 2500 meter.


Additional Info:

  • Rasa (taste on the tongue): Kasaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Pharmacological Action): Guru
  • Virya: Ushna (Heating), Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Madhura (Sweet), Amla (Sour), Katu (Pungent)
  • Action: Kasahara, Kaphavatahara (balances kapha and vata), Urdhvavatajit, Hikkanigrahana


Elements Applied:

Leaf, bark, root and galls


Active Components:

Tetracyclic triterpenes, pistacigerrimones A, B and C


Used for:

  • It is useful in Cough, Fever, Vomitting, Diarrhoea, Dysentry.
  • It is astringent, expectorant, anti-asthmatic, anti-dysenteric, and styptic.
  • Used in the treatment of cough, asthma, bronchitis, phthisis, catarrhal fever, enlarged glands.
  • Used externally on obstinate skin diseases, bleeding gums, epistaxis, leucorrhea, and other mucous discharges.
  • It is spermatogenic and given for improving vigor and vitality.
  • It improves appetite.



3–6 grams, (3-6 masha)

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