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Indian lilac

The scientific name of Indian lilac: Melia azedarach

Name of Indian lilac in different languages:

English: Cape lilac, The Persian lilac

Sanskrit: Nimba, Arista

Hindi: Bakain बकैन

Malayalam:Veppu-വേപ്പ്, Malaveppu

Tamil: காட்டு வேம்பூ Kattu vembhu.

Plant description:

 Indian lilac is a fast-growing deciduous tree reach the height of 5-7  meters, branching, leaves are bi-pinnate and sized 20 to 40 cm long, pale green leaflets about 3 to 8 cm long. Flowers are lilac or purplish, fragrant, star shaped born in clusters, bisexual flowers, both male and female flowers exist on the same tree. The fruits are green, roundish and commonly in a cluster, and sized 0.3 to 0.5 cm, yellow in color when they is said to be poisonous.

Useful plant parts:

Bark, Leaf, Seed oil.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Tapered Margin-Serrated Venation-pinnate

 Margin_Serrated--Forward-teething  Venation-pinnate


Medicinal uses: 

Headache, rheumatism, asthma.

Chemical content:

Anti fungal, Anti bacterial, antiviral.

How to prepare medicines:

Chicken pox itching can reduce by rubbing of plants leaves gently, it is also capable of preventing infection, can prevent bleeding.

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