Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Commiphora caudata

Botanical name : Commiphora caudata Wight & Arn Engl.
Family : Burseraceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Ikkata, Ikkada

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Hill mango
Hindi :
Malayalam : Idinjil, Itinjil

Distribution – In dry deciduous forests in Middle part of India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized handsome tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves compound, imparipinnate pinnete 5-7 leaflets opposite, smooth, with wavy margins. Flowers small, in fascicles. Fruits ovoid, fleshy single seeded drupes. Bark is easily pealing off type, leaving a greenish grey appearance for the fresh bark.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diabetes, low back pain, sciatica, fever, arthritis and urinary retention.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves.

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