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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: Cherupunna-ചെറു 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
Bark, leaves, seeds
The bark is useful in skin diseases, strangury and internal haemorrhages. The leaves are useful in migraine, vertigo and ophthalmia. The seed oil is useful in intramuscular pain in leprosy, skin diseases and scabies. Oil is used to reduce head-ache, the resin is used to heal wounds, Dysentery, to treat cataract, to treat rheumatoid arthritis and cure Vata disorders.
Seed yields fixed oil, kernel of seed yields 45-50% of oil with bitter taste, and other constituents are Tannin, kalofiloid, kalofilic acid, Enophilic Acid.
Bark is astringent, anodyne, vulnerary, diuretic, anti-dermatic, emollient and purgative. The seed oil is anodyne, diuretic and demulcent
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.