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Indian mast tree 

Scientific name of Indian mast tree: Polyalthia longifolia 

Name of Indian mast tree in different languages:

English: Indian Fir tree

Sanskrit: Devadaru

Hindi: Ashoka, Debdaru

Malayalam: Aranamaram-അരണമരം

Plant description of Indian mast tree:

Indian Fir tree native of India is very tall, evergreen tree thick foliage can grow 30 ft or more height, young leaves are a copper brown in color and when it grow, its color becomes dark green. Its leaves shaped like a lance and waved margin, flowers are s pale green and star shaped, and Fruit seems like clusters of 8-20 with green colour and turning purple or black when it became ripe.

Useful plant parts: Wood, Leaf, and Root.

Medicinal uses: Fever, Skin diseases, Blood pressure, Worm deceases.

How to prepare medicines: Seeds contain amino acids.

Medicinal properties: Antipyretic

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