Saturday, September 5, 2009

Syzygium caryophyllatum

Botanical name : Syzygium caryophyllatum (Linn.) Alston.
Family : Myrtaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kshdurajambu
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild black plum
Hindi : Jangli jamun, Jangli jaman
Malayalam : Kattunjaval, Njara, Cherujnara.
Distribution – Throughout India in forests.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium sized tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, acuminate, gland dotted, smooth; flowers greenish white, in trichotomous panicles; fruits oblong, small, dark purple when ripe, contain single seed.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diarrhea, diabetes, leucorrhoea, fever, skin diseases and general debility.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves, Fruits

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