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Scientific name of Needle bush: Azima tetracantha Lam
Name of Needle bush in different languages:-
Sanskrit: Kandaki, Kunthaly, Kundali.
English: Bee sting bush, Fire-thorn
Malayalam: Ysanku, യശങ്ക് Yasank, Sankukuppi-ശങ്ങുകുപ്പി
It is commonly found in the Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests; it is a bush grows to 1- 2 meters tall, branched with spines occur in leaf axils, dark green in color. Leaves are pale green tapered the apex, oval to circular, oppositely arranged, each pair at right angles; leathery and hairy; margin entire; length up to 2 centimeters. The flowers are light green or pale yellow, small, commonly found in clusters in the axils; the fruits are berries, 1 cm diameter, sharp at the tip; fleshy contain 1 to 2 seeds inside.
Useful plant parts:
The Needle Bush plant is used in the treatment of Kapha, Vata disorders, bronchitis, cough, diabetes, diarrhea, asthma, and arthritis.
Alkaloids, Flavanoids, and Sterol
Antimicrobial, Antibacterial activities, Antibiotics, Anti-inflammatory, analgesic.