Botanical name : Garcinia indica (Linn.) Robs.
Family : Clusiaceae
Rasa : Amla, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta.
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Goan garcinia, Kokum
Hindi : Kokum
Malayalam : Pinampuli, Pinarpuli
Distribution – Found throughout Western Ghats; especially Konkan areas.
A moderate to large sized evergreen tree grows up to 40 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, acute and shining; flowers unisexual, found in separate tree, fruits red, ovoid, smooth, containing 6-8 seeds, covered with whitish sweet pulp.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, obesity, hypercholestremia, diarrhea, colic, ulcers, inflammations, over perspiration and hyper perspiration
Useful part : Leaves, Fruits.