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Lodh tree

Scientific name of Lodh tree: Symplocos cochinchinensis

Name of Lodh tree in different languages:-

English: Chunga, Symplocos tree.

Sanskrit: Lodhra, Mahalodhra, Bhillataru

Hindi: Bholiya, Sodha

Malayalam: Pachotti-പാച്ചോറ്റി, Parala

Tamil: li lotai, Velli leti

Plant description:

Lodh tree is an evergreen tree, grows up to 15 m high, bark is smooth creamy white, light grey, thin, the leaves are simple, arranged alternately, estipulate; petiole up to 15 mm, slender, glabrous, elliptic, elliptic- elliptic-oblong, base and apex acute. Flowers are white, born in axillaries, simple and 7 cm long, corolla 1 cm across, five-lobed, ovate. Fruit is a drupe, glabrous, 8 mm across, globose ribbed, purple; seeds are oblong up to 3 numbers.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elliptic-oblong Margin-Denticulate Venation-Reticulated
 longitudinal  Margin_Denticulate-with-fine-dentition  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Bark, leaf.

Medicinal uses:

To heal wounds; treat Kapha disorders, leucorrhoea, stops bleeding, inflammations and swellings, excessive bleeding, asthma, cough, ulcers,  arthritis, leucorrhoea, diarrhea, and skin diseases.

Chemical contents:

Symposide, loturine, colloturine loturidine

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

Dooshivishahari Gulika


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