Friday, September 4, 2009

Trema orientalis Blume.

Botanical name : Trema orientalis Blume. (Sponia orientalis Planch)
Family : Urticaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Javanti

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Charcoal-tree, Pigeon wood.
Hindi :
Malayalam : Aamattali, Ratti, Aarni, Ami, Javanti

Distribution – Throughout India, growing wild.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A medium sized tree grows up to 20 meters in height. Leaves are simple, alternate, stipulate and acute. The leaf base is frequently unequal. Leaf margins are finely serrated, and the young leaves are rough and hairy. Flowers small, inconspicuous and greenish, carried in short dense bunches. They are usually unisexual, occasionally they are found together. Fruits are small, round and green, becoming black when ripe

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, epilepsy, diabetes, fever and infection.
Useful part : Leaves, Bark.

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