Friday, September 4, 2009

Tabernaemontana dichotona

Botanical name : Tabernaemontana dichotona Roxb.
Family : Apocynaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kambillaka, Ksheerini

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Kuruttupala, Koonampala, Kampippala

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large shrub or small tree grows up to 10 meters in height. Leaves simple opposite, ovate-lanceolate, acute or acuminate and glabrous. Flowers in terminal or axillary cymes, white, and fragrant. Fruits curved, in pairs, green, bright red when ripe, containing numerous small black seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, headache, poison, constipation and intestinal worms. In overdose it produces toxic symptoms.
Useful part : Bark, Leaves.

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