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Cuddapah almond

The scientific name of Cuddapah almond: Buchanania cochinchinensis

Synonyms: Buchanania lanzan, Chironjia sapida, Buchanania latifolia.

Name of Cuddapah almond, in different languages:-

English: Chironji Tree, almondette, calumpong nut, Cheronjee, Hamilton mombin

Hindi: प्रियाल priyal, चिरोंजी chironji, पियाल piyal, चार char, प्रसवक pra-savak,

Sanskrit: अखट्टः akhatth, पियाल piyala, राजनदनः rajanadanha, उपवटः upavatth

Malayalam: Mungappeezh-മൂങ്ങാപ്പേഴ്, Nuramaram-നുറമരം

Tamil: சாரம் charam

Plant description:

It is a medium deciduous tree, grow upto 50 ft tall. leaves are leathery, broadly oblong, with blunt tip and ovate at base, with 10 to 20 pairs of straight, parallel veins. The flowers are in panicles of greenish. Flowering is January-March and fruits ripen from April.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Leaves, root, Fruit

Medicinal uses:

To treat diarrhea, skin diseases, treating cough and asthma.

Chemical content:

Flavonoids, tannins, glycosides, phenols, steroid, saponin and gallic acid, and myricetin

Medicinal properties:

Acrid, astringent, cooling, depurative and constipating.


One of the ingredient in

Ashoka Gritha

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