Botanical name : Trema orientalis Blume. (Sponia orientalis Planch)
Family : Urticaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Charcoal-tree, Pigeon wood.
Malayalam : Aamattali, Ratti, Aarni, Ami, Javanti
Distribution – Throughout India, growing wild.
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
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, epilepsy, diabetes, fever and infection.
Useful part : Leaves, Bark.