Botanical name : Acacia polyantha Willd.
Family : Mimosaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : White cutch tree, White catechu
Hindi : Svetkhadir
Malayalam : Venkaringali, Somarayatoli
Distribution – In southern part of India cultivated as well as growing wild.
A medium sized unarmed tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves bipinnate, leaflets up to 50 pairs, linear-oblong; flowers sessile, white, in terminal spikes; fruits flat pods, with triangular beak on apex, containing many flat round seeds.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, skin diseases, diabetes, ulcers, epilepsy, insanity, obesity and arthritis.
Useful part : Heartwood.