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The scientific name of Coromandal gooseberry: Averrhoa carambola Linn.
Name of Coromandal gooseberry in different languages:-
English: Carambol, Carambola apple, Karazola, Star fruit
Sanskrit: Karmaranga, Karuka
Malayalam: Chaturappuli-ചതുരപ്പുളി , Irumbanpuli, Karappola-കാരപ്പോള
Carrom ball or Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola) is an attractive, branching, with short trunk, small evergreen tree, slow-growing tree, the branches drooping, many branches make a broad, rounded crown with heavy foliage. The leaves are simple, compound, soft, medium-green, arranged spirally on branches, alternate and arranged pinnately, single terminal leaflet and 5-11 nearly opposite leaflets, each leaf up to 20 cm long, and up to 9 cm long, leaflets are ovate or oblong-ovate. Flowers born in branches, lilac or purple, downy, produced in leaf axils at the end of twigs, arranged in clusters at branch end or sometimes on found on stems and trunk. The fruits are born in clusters, pale green, showy with an oblong shaped, longitudinally 5 to 6 angled and up to 15 cm long and 9 cm wide, outer skin waxy orange-yellow colored when ripe, in cross-section they are in a star shaped. seeds are flat, thin and brown colored.
Useful plant parts:
Root, fruit, bark
To treat psoriasis, the roots of the tree is used to heal the swelling due to the bite of Russell’s viper.
Fruits are rich source of oxalic acid, caramboxin (toxic)
It is used as an Ingredient in the Ayurveda medicine like-