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Indian beech

Indian Beech

Scientific name of Indian beech: Pongamia pinnata (Linn.) Pierre 

Name of Indian beech in different languages:

Sanskrit: Karanja, Nakthamala

Hindi: Karanja

Malayalam: Ungu, Pungu (ഉങ്ങ്, പുങ്ങ്)

Plant Description:-

Indian beech tree tropical tree which grow up to the height of 25 m., it is s many-branched tree and spread as a large canopy. It is semi-deciduous and leaves are dark green, soft, shiny and ovate at the end, flowers are clusters of white, purple or pink flowers blossoming almost throughout the year, the pods are thick-walled, smooth and flattened. The pods contained one or two beans colored in brownish-red seeds, it has a straight or crooked trunk is smooth, grayish brown bark.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Entire Venation-Parallel
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Leaf, seed, bark, root

Medicinal uses:

To treat the cough, fever, wounds, skin disorders, infectious diarrhea

Chemical content:

Antihyperglycaemic and anti-lipid peroxidative

How to prepare medicines:

Indian beech tree is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

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Patoladi Kashayam

Vajrakam Kashayam

Malathyadi Velichenna

Muktadi Mahanjana

Brihat Marichadi Taila

Jatyadi Thailam

Karanja Taila

Malatyadi Tailam

Murivenna Oil

Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam

Somaraji Oil

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