Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gmelina arboria

Botanical name : Gmelina arboria Roxb.
Family : Verbenaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kashmarya, Madhuparni, Kumbhika, Gambhari

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Guru
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Coomb tree, Cashmeri tree.
Hindi : Gambhara, Gamari
Malayalam : Kumizu, Kumbil

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium sized tree. Bark whitish grey colored and lenticellate. Leaves opposite, cordate, ovate glandular, glabrous above when mature, tomentose beneath. Flowers are large, yellowish or yellowish brown arranged in terminal panicles. Fruits are fleshy ovoid drupe, contain one or two seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated tridoshas, inflammation, ulcers, fever dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, burning sensation and constipation.
Useful part : Root, Leaf, Flower, Fruits

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