Botanical name : Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.
Family : Lauraceae
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Amla
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Machils, Persea
Malayalam : Kulamavu, Kulirmavu, Uravu, Koorma
Distribution – Growing naturally in the evergreen forests of Western Ghats.
A moderate to large sized evergreen tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate-lanceolate, acute or obtuse, shiny; flowers small, greenish yellow, in sub terminal spikes. Fruits are globose drupes, about 2 cm in diameter, contain single round seed.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, cough, asthma, consumption, arthritis, traumatic injury, edema, and wounds.
Useful part : Leaves, Bark.