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Hog plum

Scientific name of Hog plum: Spondias pinnata (Linn.f.)

Name of Hogplum in different languages:

Sanskrit: Amrataka

Hindi: Jangli aam, Amra

English: Hogplum, Wild Mango, Andaman mombin, Indian hog plum, Indian mombin, Spanish plums

Malayalam: Ampazham- അമ്പഴം, Ambalam, Mambuli

Plant description:

Hog plum or Wild Mango is a deciduous or semi-evergreen trees growing up to 25 m tall. The leaves are pale green and arranged spirally, the fruits are small and like mangoes and size is 4–10 cm long, ripening yellow or orange with single-seeded fruits which is edible and used to make pickles.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oval Margin-Entire Venation-reticulated
 oblong  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, Bark, Fruit, Gum.

Medicinal uses of

To treat ear diseases, Anti toxic, Gonorrhea

How to prepare medicines:

The Roots, Bark, Leaves and Fruits is used for cholera, diarrhoea, earache, night fever, ringworm and stomach-ache

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