Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mangifera indica

Botanical name : Mangifera indica Linn.
Family : Anacardiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Amra, Choota, Rasala, Pikavallabha, Makanda

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Amla, Kashaya
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Madhura

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Mango tree
Hindi : Aam
Malayalam : Mavu, Manga
Distribution – Throughout India cultivated as well as growing wild.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large spreading evergreen tree grows up to 50 meters in height. Leaves simple, linear, elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate; flowers small, yellowish green, in large many flowered panicles. Fruits are big fleshy drupes, seed single embedded in fleshy pulp.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, wounds, ulcer, vomiting, menorrhagia, and leucorrhoea. Seed especially cures menorrhagia and dysentery. Unripe fruit cause vitiation of pitta and vata, and ripe fruit is tonic.
Useful part : Root, Bark, Leaves, Fruits. Seeds.

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