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Slow Match Tree

Scientific name of Slow Match Tree: Careya arborea

Name of Slow Match Tree in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Kumbhi, Bhadrendrani, गिरिकर्णिका Girikarnika, Kaidarya, कालिंदी Kalindi

English: Wild Guava, Ceylon Oak, Patana Oak

Hindi: Kumbi

Malayalam: Pezhu പേഴ്

Plant description:-

pezhu-Slow Match Tree or Wild Guava - Careya arborea is a medium, deciduous tree, up to 20 m tall, commonly in tropical areas, Western hat areas. The leaves are dark green, ovate to oblong, turns red when aged, arranged spirally, often clustered, simple, tapering at the base. Flowers are large, white, found in an erect raceme at the branch apex. Fruit are large, many-seeded drupe, globose, green and crowned with sepals.

Useful plant parts : Wood, flower, bark

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 Eliptic-oval-shaped-with-no-apex  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Medicinal uses: 

Coughs and colds and applied externally as an embrocation.

Chemical content:

Astringent and mucilaginous


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