Botanical Name: Randia dumetorum
It is a small deciduous tree, shrubby with stout axillary spins.
In Ayurveda, various parts of Mainfal are used to pacify vitiated pitta and kapha/mucous, and to treat cough, skin diseases, ulcers, asthma, flatulence, colic. The fruit is especially used as a medicine for emesis therapy (treating by inducing vomiting). The fruit of plant has anti-inflammatory/ inflammation reducing, emetic/inducing vomiting and abortifacient/abortion causing properties. The tree bark is applied externally to relieve pain of bruises and rheumatism.
Deranged vata-kapha: Some diseases occur due to vitiation of vata and kapha. For treating such ailments, take 2-3 mainphal. Remove outer skin. Crush them and soak in half cup water at night. Next morning, mash the fruit and filter the water. Drink this to induce vomiting.