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Indian Willow

Scientific name of Indian Willow: salix tetrasperma

Name of Indian Willow in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Vanjula

Hindi: Bodh, Bains

English: Indian Willow

Malayalam: Vanchiവഞ്ചി,  Attupala-ആറ്റുപാല

Tamil: Atrupalai.

Plant description:

Indian Willow tree is a deciduous tree, grow to 25 m high, commonly found in wet and muddy places, bark rough, with deep vertical fissured. The leaves are simple, alternate, smooth and glaze, lance-shaped, apex acuminate; size up to 8 to 15 cm long, with toothed margins, young leaves are silky. Flowers are found in axillary catkins, greenish-yellow, up to 6 cm long, like bottle brush flowers, the fruits are capsules, long, stipulate,4 valved, in the cluster of 3 – 4, seeds are long up to four numbers.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lancelolate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate

 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Bark, leaf

Medicinal uses:

To treat rheumatism, piles, VD, bladder stones, epilepsy, swelling

Chemical contents:

Antioxidants, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

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