Cordia dichotoma Forst.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Cordia dichotoma Forst. is aslo known as Cordia indica Lam., belongs to Boraginaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Dibaka, Sapistan.
The English Name for this herb is Sebestan Plum.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Bara-Lasora, Lasora, Sabistan.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Demulcent
  • Expectorant
  • Lubricant
  • Refrigerant
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Fruit of Cordia dichotoma Forst. are Bronchitis, Convalescence, Thirst, Hoarseness, Phthisis, General Debility, Flu, Dry Cough, Roughness of Pharynx, Bilious Affections, Alimentary Canal Irritation, Fever in hot season, Urinary Passage Irritation.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Cordia dichotoma Forst..


    The Temperaments of Fruit of Cordia dichotoma Forst. are 1st order, moist, Balanced in coldness and warmness.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    ITRIFAL ZAMANIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JOSHANDAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LAOOQ SAPISTANAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    LAOOQ SAPISTANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Cordia dichotoma Forst. is used in the preparation of Arq Hara Bhara, Dayaquza, Itrifal Zamani, Joshanda, Laooq Sapistan, Laooq Sapistan Khiyar Shanbari, Safuf Habis, Sherbet Arzani, Sherbet Shafa, Shrebet Zufah Murakkab compounds.


    Fruit9.000Nos. - 15.000Nos.N/A

    Herb's Description

    Cordia dichotoma Forst.. A polygamo-dioecious tree upto 15 m tall. Branchlets pubescent. Leaves 5-6 x 1,5-3.0 cm, elliptic-ovate to obovate, pubescent, especially on the .under surface, margin sometimes undulate base cuneate to oblique or rounded. petiole upto 3.0 cm long. Flowers in dichotomous cymes, ebracteate. Male flowers; calyx c. 2.5 mm long, shadowy 5-lobed, hairy towards inside. Corolla campanulate, c. 6 mm long, tube about equaling the limb, dense hairy within. Lobes oblanceolate or broadly so, recurved. Filaments c. 4.5 mm, lower half hairy and adnate to tube; anthers 2.5-3 mm long; bisexual flowers: similar but larger than male flowers. Calyx 5-6 mm long, campanulate, accrescent and upto 10 mm in fruit. Filaments c. 2 mm long. Style branched. Drupe upto 15 mm broad yellowish red

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India, Indo-china, North East Australia, Pakistan, southern china, Taiwan.. In Pakistan it is found both wild and cultivated in Karachi,Rawalpindi,Multan,Mirpur,Billawar and Jammu.
    Fruit: Sweet,Mucilagenous


    No information regarding Cordia dichotoma Forst.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Cordia dichotoma Forst.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Cordia dichotoma Forst.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    It may be harmful to those having liver or stomach disorders.No known toxicity reported following their use in recommended doses.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Cordia dichotoma Forst.. (work in progress)