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Scientific name of Champa: Magnolia champaca / Michelia champaca

Name of Champa in different languages:-

English: Golden Champa, Joy Perfume Tree

Sanskrit: चम्पकः Champaka

Hindi: चम्पा Champa, सोन चम्पा Sona champa

Tamil: Sambagan

Malayalam: Chembakam- ചെമ്പകം, Sworna   chembakam- സ്വർണ ചെമ്പകം

Plant description:

Champa is an evergreen or semi-deciduous tall tree grew up to 50 m., the leaves are elliptic or ovate, 10 to 20 cm and 4.5 to 10 cm wide, young leaf are velvet-hairy and blades are pale yellow, Leaf-stalks are 2 to 4 cm. Flowers are orange in color and fragrant, tepals are 15 to 20, inverted-lance shaped, 2-4 x 0.4-0.5 cm, flowering in June-September. Fruit are found in clusters of 7to 15 cm; obovoid-ellipsoid, 1 to 1.5 cm, tuberculat, seeds occurs in September to October. Flowers are useful to make fragrant oils.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Flowers, Bark, flower buds, Root skin

Medicinal uses:

To treat cardiac disorders, malaria, inflammation, amenorrhoea, cough, dyspepsia, worm infestation, burning sensation, ghout, ulcer and wounds.

Chemical constituents:

Iiriodenine, Macheline, Lanuginosine,Polyisoprenoid, Saponins ,B- sitosterol, Liridenine,Champakin, Liriodenine, Micheliolide,Essential oil, tanins, Champacene, Linalool, triterpinoids, steroids,  carbohydrates, Glycosides, and Resins.

Champa is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:-

Baladhatryadi Thailam


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