Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Plumeria rubra (Red variety)

Botanical name : Plumeria rubra Linn. (Red variety)
Family : Apocynaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Ksheerachampaka

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Pogodo tree (red variety), Plumeria
Hindi : Chameli, Gopurachampa, Golenchi
Malayalam : Chuvanna eezhachempakam, Alari, Kumkumapoov

Distribution – Throughout India, cultivated near temples and gardens.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A deciduous fleshy stemmed tree grows up to 15 meters in height. Leaves simple, arranged in a whorl, with prominent veins, crowded at the end of branches. Flowers reddish, with fragrance. Fruits follicles. Reproduction by vegetative manner.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, ulcers, skin diseases, inflammations, arthritis and constipation.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Latex, Bark.

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