Botanical name : Phoenix pusilla Gaertn.
Family : Arecaceae
Rasa : Madhura, Amla
Guna : Guru
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild date-palm
Hindi : Palavat
Malayalam : Chiteental
Distribution – In dry forests of Southern parts of India.
A shrubby short perennial monecious palm tree grows up to 4 meters in height. Leaves compound, pinnate, with sub opposite leflets, sword shaped and rigid. Flowers in spadix infloresence, enclosed in spathe, male white and female greenish. Fruits berries, black when ripe, enclosing stony seed.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, burning sensation, fever, cardiac debility, peptic ulcer and general weakness.
Useful part : Fruits, Root.