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Lucky Bean Tree

The scientific name of Lucky Bean Tree: Putranjiva roxburghii

Name of Luckey bean tree in different languages:-

English: Putranjiva, child's amulet tree, spurious wild olive

Hindi: पुत्रजीव putrajiv

Malayalam: പുത്രൻ‌ജീവ-Puthranjeeva, പുത്തിലഞ്ഞി-puththilanji, പൊങ്ങല്യം-Pongalam

Sanskrit: अपत्यम्जीवः apatyamjivah, पुत्रंजीवः putranjivah, श्लीपदमपहः shripadamapah

Tamil: கறிப்பாலை kari-p-palai, புத்திரசீவி puttira-civi

Plant description:

Luckey bean tree is a medium-sized, evergreen tree, growing up to 20 meters high. found in moist and dry deciduous forests, also found in sacred groves. Leaves are simple,arranged alternately , color dark green, and shiny, elliptic to oblong, margin little waved. The flowers are found in short stalks, in axillary clusters in leaf axil. Fruits are ellipsoid or globose drupes, color white velvety and hard.Flowering and fruiting in the march to August.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-elliptic/oblong Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Fruit, leaves, Flowers

Medicinal uses:

To treat rheumatism, to protect pregnancy, increase sperm count

Chemical content:

glycerides, sitosterol, triterpene, putranjivadione

Medicinal properties:


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