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Scientific name of Kamala Tree: Mallotus philippensis
Name of Kamala Tree in different languages:-
English: Kumkum tree, Monkey face tree, Scarlet croton, Orange kamala, Red kamala
Sanskrit: kampilyaka- काम्पिल्यक
Hindi: Kamala-कामला kamala, Rohini- रोहिनी rohini, Sindury-सिन्धुरी.
Tamil: kapila poti- கபிலப்பொடி
Malayalam: Chenkolly-ചെങ്കൊല്ലി, Kumkumapoo Maramകുങ്കുമപ്പൂമരം.
Kamala Tree or Kumkum tree is evergreen or bush, found in semi-evergreen forests up to 1500 m. of Western gats, grow up to 12 m tall, and trunk grow up to 40 cm. in diameter. The bark is grey, smooth, occasional wrinkle, branches are grayish- brown. Leaves are arranged oppositely, simple, alternate, ovate to oblong; up to 12 cm long, and 7 cm, apex pointed. The flowers are Yellow-brown, on racemes up to 6 cm long. Fruits are red, found in clusters, globular, capsule, size to 3 mm in diameter.
Useful plant parts:
Seed, oil, bark
To treat scabies, used as a purgative, ringworm.
Potassium, tannic acid, and volatile oils.