Wrightia tinctoria R. Br. belongs to family Apocynaceae commonly called as Sweet Indrajao, Pala Indigo Plant, Dyer’s Oleander. “Jaundice curative tree” in south India. Sweet Indrajao is a small, deciduous tree with a light gray, scaly smooth bark. Native to India and Burma,
Wrightia is named after a Scottish physician and botanist William Wright (1740-1827)
Wrightia tinctoria R.Br. (Family: Apocynaceae) commonly called “Indrajau” is distributed throughout the world and occurs abundantly in India
Role of Wrightia tinctoria in psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disorder of the skin. The disease manifests itself with red or silvery scaly plaques distributing all over the body
The oil prepared from the leaves of Wrightia tinctoria is prescribed for the treatment of psoriasis.
Traditionally, Wrightia tinctoria is used to treat psoriasis, eczema, scabies etc. and
that was clinically proved. Hydro-alcoholic extract of Wrightia tinctoria was found to have anti-
psoriatic activity and Wrightia tinctoria is believed to possess wound healing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
777 Oil is a topically applied Ayurvedic formulation used for the effective treatment of psoriasis. The formulation is composed of leaf extract of Wrightia tinctoria and Oleum Cocus nucifera (coconut oil)
Improves Wound Healing
Wrightia is powerful at wound healing. It improves breaking strength of the skin and improves wound closure time.
In the form of latex cream, Wrightia enhances wound healing by improving collagen synthesis and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity.