Mallotus philippinensis (Lam)

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell. is aslo known as Croton coccineum, Croton philippinensis Lam., Rottlera tintoria Roxb., belongs to Euphorbiaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Qanbeel, Samsak.
The English Name for this herb is Kamala.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Kamatah, Kambero, Kamela, Kanbila.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell. are Anthelmintic, Anti-rheumatic, Appetizer, Cathartic, Concoctive, Desiccative, Detergent, Purgative, Styptic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.

Glands (powder):

  • Anthelmintic
  • Purgative

  • Fruit Hairs:
  • Anthelmintic
  • Styptic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell. are Spleen Enlargement, Tape Worms, Bladder Stones, Leprous Affections, Pityriasis, Syphilitic Ulcers, Skin Irritation, Bronchitis, Freckles, Ringworm, Loss of Appetite, Wounds, Ulcers, Tumors.

    The Indications of Root of Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell. are Eczema, Articular Rheumatism.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell..


    The Temperament of Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell. is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    KIRMARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MARHAM KHARISH JADIDHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell. is used in the preparation of Itrifal Deedan, Itrifal Qanbeel, Marham Kharish Jadid, Qurs Deedan, Roghan Kamilah, Safuf Barg Hina Wala, Safuf Hikkah, Zimad Jarb compounds.


    Whole Herb2.000g - 7.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell.. A small much branched, evergreen tree with short and often buttressed bolt Bark thin, grey, somewhat rough leaves variable, broadly ovate to oblong < ovate-lanceolate, glabrous above, pubescent with numerous red glands beneath Flowers in spikes, dioecious, small; capsules, 3-lobed, loculicidally 3-valve 0.75-1.25 cm diam. Densely covered with reddish black, smooth minute Stella hairs and fine grains of a red resinous substance soluble in alcohol. See< 4 mm diameter, sub-globose, black.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Australia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tropical India.
    Taste: Bitter


    No information regarding Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    In full doses it is violently purgative causing nausea and griping.The plant drug irritates the gastro-intestinal tract and even in therapeutic doses produces considerable nausea and increases the peristaltic movement of intestines.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Mallotus philippinensis (Lam) Muell.. (work in progress)