Lucknow: The Sheesham tree that finds its way into almost every home as furniture will now help you heal your bones. The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), on Wednesday, launched its newly developed herbal medicine for bone health. The medicine, based on Indian Rosewood or ‘Sheesham’, will be available in the market next month.
Talking about the new drug, CDRI director Dr. Madhu Dixit said, “This herbal preparation is made from leaves of Dalbergia sissoo, a large deciduous perennial tree, growing in lowland region throughout India, popularly known as ‘Sheesham’. This medicine helps us in improving bone health and will also encourage farmers to cultivate this tree for their economic benefits”.
Dr Dixit said the results of the clinical trials had established the safety and effectiveness of the new drug in healing fractures. Patients who were given this drug reported a much faster healing of fractures than those who opted for the traditional procedures. In fact, the healing time was reduced to almost half in many cases. The drug is made from the leaves of the Sheesham which has a high amount of Flavonoids that help in healing.