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Small Flowered Poison Sumac

Scientific name of Small Flowered Poison Sumac: Rhus parviflora

Name of Sahajara in different languages:-

English: parviflora, Small Flowered Poison Sumac

Sanskrit: Tintidika, Tintrini

Hindi: Tungala, Raitung, Tumra, Tung

Malayalam: Thindikavrusham-തിണ്ടികവൃക്ഷം 

Plant description

it is a shrub,commonly found in Himalayas region at the altitude above 700 M., many branched with stalked leaves with three leaflets, the leaves are obovate,rounded tips, tapering at bases, toothed margins,irregular. Flowers are small, pale yellowish,and fragrant. Fruit is small, globose,turns red when ripe.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, root.

Leaf Arrangement

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

Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatment of stomachache, vermifuge, sun stroke, neurological problems.

Chemical contents: 

Biflavonoid, rhusflavone

Medicinal properties:

purgative, astringent, stomachic

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

Hinguvachadi choornam

Vyoshadi vatakam


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