Saturday, September 5, 2009

Symplocos cochinchinensis

Botanical name : Symplocos cochinchinensis (Lour.) Moore.
Symplocos laurina (Retz.)
Family : Symplocaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Lodra, Tilvaka, Tilva, Kramuka
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta.
Vipaka: Katu.
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Lodh tree, Chunga
Hindi : Bholiya, Sodha
Malayalam : Pachotti.
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in forests.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A small sized evergreen tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, thick, lanceolate, dentate or serrate, and acuminate. Flowers yellowish, fragrant, in axillary spikes. Fruits small globose drupes. Seeds 1-3. Bark is grayish green.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, inflammation, asthma, cough, ulcers, skin diseases, arthritis, leucorrhoea, diarrhea, and skin discoloration.
Useful part : Bark.

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