Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spondias pinnata

Botanical name : Spondias pinnata (Linn.f.) Kurz
Family : Anacardiaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Amrataka
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Amla, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Hogplum
Hindi : Jangli aam, Amra
Malayalam : Ambazham, Ambalam, Mambuli
Distribution – Throughout India cultivated as well as growing wild.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium sized deciduous tree grows up to 25 meters in height. Leaves imparipinnately compound, about 30-40 cm long; flower many in terminal panicles; fruits are fleshy drupes with woody endocarp surrounded by fibers; unripe fruit are light green colored, which changes into yellow when ripen.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated tridosha, dysentery, diarrhea, otalgia, dyspepsia, and general debility. The unripe fruits are often used for making pickles.
Useful part : Roots, Bark, Leaves, Fruits

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