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Niepa bark tree

Scientific name of Niepa bark tree: Samadera Indica 

Name of Niepa bark tree in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Gucchakaranjah

Hindi: Lokhanadi

Malayalam: Karingotta കരിങ്ങോട്ട

Plant description:

Niepa bark tree is a small tree grows up to 10 m tall, leaves are large, up to 25 cm long and 9 cm wide, elliptic-oblong, entire shining, base is rounded, young leaves are pale yellow it became dark green while old; branches are yellowish dark, flowers are yellowish, in few or many flowered axillaries umbels, fruits are large, flat, pear-shaped, containing a large brown curved seed.

Useful plant parts:

Seeds, bark, leaves

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong, Elliptic Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

 

Medicinal uses:

Febrifuge tonic, control Vata, Kapha, dyspepsia, flatulence, skin diseases, colic, pruritus, leprosy, scabies, pruritus, constipation and bilious fever.

Chemical constituents:  

Phenolics, flavonoid, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, wound healing.

Medicinal properties:

Antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral,  antioxidant, and  antitumor.

Scientific studies-learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22837958

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