Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Calophyllum inophyllum

Botanical name : Calophyllum inophyllum Linn.
Family : Clusiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Punnaga,

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Alexandrian laurel
Hindi : Sultan champa, Sultana champak
Malayalam : Punna

Distribution – Throughout India growing in coastal areas.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized evergreen tree grows up to 20 meters in height. Leaves simple opposite, elliptic, obtuse; flowers white fragrant, in racemes, fruits globose, smooth, containing ovoid seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, arthritis, ulcers, skin diseases, pruritus, migraine and urinary retention,
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Seeds.

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