Comman Name : Toothbrush Tree, Mustard Tree
Latin Name : Salvadora persica
Sanskrit Name : Peelu, Pilu, Meswak, Miswak, Arak
- Salvadora persica is a popular chewing stick throughout the Arabian Peninsula, as well as the wider Muslim world. Also commonly referred to as miswak,
- The gum of Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. (Bija Sal) is applied in gums to cure toothache.
- Moroccan grandmothers massage arak onto the stomachs of children with indigestion.
- The fresh leaves can be eaten as part of a salad and are used in traditional medicine for cough, asthma, scurvy, rheumatism, piles and other diseases.