Botanical name : Careya arborea Roxb.
Family : Barringtoniaceae
Kumbhi, Katabhi, Samudraphala
Rasa : Katu, Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Kumbi
Malayalam : Pezhu, Aalam, Aatupezhu
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.
A medium sized deciduous tree grows up to 20 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate-obovate, oblong and acute; flowers yellowish white, foul smelling, found in terminal spikes. Fruits globose, large, green colored berries containing embedded seeds.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, tumor, cough, bronchitis, worms, diarrhea, leukoderma, epilepsy and ulcers.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits.