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Scientific name of Alexandrian laurel: Calophyllum inophyllum
Name of Alexandrian laurel in different languages:-
English: Beauty leaf plant
Sanskrit: Punnaga, Purusha, Raktavriksha
Hindi: Sultan Chamba- सुलतान चम्पा
Malayalam: Punna-പുന്ന, Sundari Ela, Punnagam
Tamil: புன்னை punnai
Alexandrian laurel - Calophyllum inophyllum is a slow growing, evergreen tree grows up to 20 meters in height. commonly found in beach areas and backwaters banks of Kerala.The leaves are glossy green, attractive, elliptical, make a dense canopy. The flower is 25 mm wide, fragrant and occurs in racemose up to 15 flowers.
The fruits are round, green drupe grew up to 4 cm in diameter and contain a large seed. When ripe, color changes yellow to brownish-red. The seeds yeils an oil called tamanu or Bombay oil which is dark green in color, used as greasing hair
To cure Vata disorders, Oil is used to reduce head-ache, the resin is used to heal wounds, Dysentery, to treat cataract, to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Tanin, kalofiloid, kalofilic acid, Enophilic Acid.
How to prepare medicines:
1. Application of oil can reduce Rhumatic artharitic pain.
2. Leaf juice is used to treat catract.
3. Bark resin is used to treat wounds.