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Scientific name of Beach Almond: Terminalia bellirica
Name of Beach Almond in different languages:-
English: Baheda, Belliric Myrobalan, Bastard myrobalan, Bedda nut tree
Sanscrit: Vibhitaka विभितक, Aksha अक्ष
Hindi: बहेड़ा bahera, बहुवीर्य bahuvirya, भूतवास bhutvaas
Malayalam: Thanni താന്നി
Plant description of Beach Almond
Beach almond (Terminalia Bellirica) is a deciduous tree, grows up to 34 m high, barks are blackish-grey, smooth and 10 to 20 mm thickness. Leaves are simple, arranged oppositely or alternate, clustered at apex of branch-lets, 8 to 20 cm long and 4 to 14 cm broad, elliptic or ob-ovate, the tip is rounded. Flowers are greenish yellow, 5 to 6 mm across and in axillary spikes. Fruit is a drupe 2 to 2.5 cm and 1.8 cm, yellowish-brown, ob-ovoid, one seeded and ellipsoid.
One of Triphala, it is used to treat indigestion, loose motion, hiccup, cough, respiratory problems, diabetic etc.
Useful plant parts:
leaf root, bark
Beach Almond is used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-
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