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Scientific name of Desert date: Balanites roxburghii Planch
Name of Desert date in different languages:-
Sanscrit: Inguda (इङ्गुद), Hingūpatra, Viṣakaṇta, Anilāntaka, Gaura, Suputra, Bhallaka, Tinguda, Tikta, Ingula, Tilvaka.
Hindi: Hinganbet, Ingudi, Hingoli.
Plant description of Desert date:
Desert date is a spiny, evergreen tree, deciduous shrub or small tree, grows to 2.5 to 4 m. tall. Leaves are green, petiolate, leaflets 1to3.5 cm and 0.4 to1.7 cm, elliptic-oblong, pubescent. Flowers are greenish-yellow, in axillary and fascicled cymes. Fruit are ovoid, yellowish-green when ripe. Flowering occurs in December-March and Fruiting in March-July.
Useful plant parts: Leaf, Seed, Oil
To cure mouth ulcer, sleeping sickness and skin diseases, whooping cough, and treatment of liver and spleen diseases.
Chemical content: mild laxative
Other uses: Apply oil on animal to repel flies