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Scientific name of Salacia: Salacia oblonga

Name of Salacia in different languages:-

English: Kathala, Hibutu Tea

Sanskrit: Chundan

Hindi: Saptrangi

Malayalam: Ponkarandi- പൊൻകൊരണ്ടി

Useful plant parts: root, whole plant

Plant description:-

Salacia -Salacia oblonga is a climber vine grows over the trees, up to the height of 10m long, leaves are simple, tapered both end, ovate to oblong, arranged oppositely, fruits are berries, green turns red when ripe, fruits contain a pulp, which contain seeds. Roots wood is the useful part in treatments.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Medicinal uses:

Diabetes, rheumatism, gonorrhea, skin diseases, menstrual problems, asthma, itchiness, joint pain, obesity and thirst.

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