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Axle Wood Tree

The scientific name of Axle Wood Tree: Anogeissus Latifolia Wall.

Name of Axle Wood Tree in different languages:-

Hindi: Dhau, Dhoy, धौरा Dhaura

Sanskrit: Dhyama, Baka, धव Dhava, द्रिढ़तरु Dridhataru

Malayalam: Malakanjiram, Vellanava, Mazuhkanjiram

Tamil: Namai, vel-naga-maram, Nakam, Vakkali

Plant description:

It is a medium-sized tree, grow to 20 m tall.Trunk straight, Bark is smooth, dark gray. Branches drooping.The leaves are arranged oppositely, simple, margin entire, with grayish-yellow hairs below. flowers are Stalkless, borne in dense, spherical heads on stalks in leaf apex or at the branch ends. Flowers are small, pale yellow.

Useful plant parts:

Wood, Bark and gum (Ghatti or Indian gum).

Medicinal uses:

To treat tooth-ache, dysuria, diarrhea, cold, cough, spleen enlargement, cholera, piles, urinary disorders, poisonous bites (scorpion sting and snake bite)

Chemical content:

Flavonoid,tannin, glycosides alanine, ellagic acid, quercetin, myricetin, trimethyl ellagic acid.

Medicinal properties:

Anti-microbial, Antibacterial Antifungal.

One of the ingredients in:

Bala Thailam

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