Saturday, September 5, 2009

Samadera indica

Botanical name : Samadera indica Gaertn.
Family : Simaroubaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Gucchakaranja
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Niepa bark tree
Hindi : Lokhanadi
Malayalam : Karingota, Karinjotta
Distribution – Found in the evergreen forests of Western Ghats, along river shore.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized tree grows up to 20 meters in height. Leaves large, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, entire, shining, flowers pale yellow in long drooping axillary umbels. Fruits large, flat, pear-shaped and compressed. Fruit containing brown, irregular surfaced seed.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, arthritis, edema, itching, skin diseases, constipation, and general debility.
Useful part : Bark, Seed oil

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