Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Prunus cerasoides

Botanical name : Prunus cerasoides D.Don.
Family : Rosaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS

Padmaka

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES

Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

English : Himalayan wild cherry
Hindi : Patmakath, Paddam
Malayalam : Patumukham, Patimukham, Patimukam

Distribution – In Himalayan valley in India

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium to large sized tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, serrate; flowers pink or crimson colored; fruits ovoid drupes, red, with ovoid seeds. Heartwood is reddish brown and hard.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, burning sensation, wounds, ulcers, skin discoloration, pruritus, diarrhea, amenorrhea, asthma and fever.
Useful part : Heartwood.

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