Friday, September 4, 2009

Terminalia paniculata

Botanical name : Terminalia paniculata Roxb.
Family : Combretaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Asvakarna

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Flowering murdah
Hindi :
Malayalam : Poomarutu, Vella marutu, Poolamarutu

Distribution – In semi evergreen forests of Western Ghats.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large deciduous tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves simple, upper alternate, lower opposite, elliptic-oblong, acute or acuminate; flowers small brown, sessile, in rusty pubescent spike, fruits reddish brown winged.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, cough, bronchitis, cardiac debility, diabetes, wounds and skin diseases
Useful part : Bark.

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