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Oleander Tree

Scientific name of Oleander: Nerium Odorum, Nerium oleander

Name of Oleander in different languages:-

Sanscrit: Karaveera, Aswamaraka

Hindi: Kaner

Malayalam: Arali-അരളി, രക്തകരവി

Plant description:

Oleander Tree is a fast growing shrub, grows up to 2–6 m tall with erect stems, mature stems have ash colored bark. The leaves are in pairs, thick and leathery, dark-green, with the size of 5–21 cm long and 1–3.5 cm broad. The flowers grow in clusters at the end of branches, with different colors such as white, pink or red. The fruit capsule length 5–23 cm long. Oleander is a toxic plant.

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, bark of root.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cuneate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 long-tapered  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Medicinal uses:

To induce heart muscles function, one of the contents of Karaveerathi Thailam which is used to treat Cancer.

Chemical contents: Glycosides, Toxic

How to prepare medicines:

it is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Lakshadi Velichenna


Chitrakadi Tailam 

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Malatyadi Tailam



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