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The scientific name of Ehretia: Ehretia laevis Roxb.

Name of Ehretia in different languages:-

English: Ehretia, Chamror

Malayalam: Chavandi, charanti-ചരണ്ടി

Hindi: bhairi-भैरी, chamror-चामरोड़ ,Darar, Koda, Paprichamron, Dadranga

Sanskrit: Pusipan

Tamil: kuruviccai-குருவிச்சை, oruvakai-maram-ஒருசாதிமரம்

Plant description:

It is commonly in deciduous forest of tropical and subtropical regions of India, South Andaman, grow to 10-13 m high; branchlets glabrous or rusty pubescent; leaves alternate, simple, petioles 1.6 cm long, lamina 12.5 cm by 5.6 cm, ovate, shortly acuminate, young ones softly hairy or glabrous while old ones glabrescent. Corymbs sub-axillary, 7.5 cm long, compound, lax, ultimate branches long, re-curved. The flowers are white, 0.25 cm long, tubular. Fruits are drupes 0.5 cm in diameter, depressed, globose, black when ripe.

Useful plant parts: Root and Leaf

Medicinal uses: To treat syphilis, diarrhea, preventive against tooth aches

Chemical content: Baurneol and allantoin

Medicinal properties: Preventive, stomachic

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