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Snowflake Tree

Scientific name of Snowflake tree: Holarrhena antidysenterica

Name of Snowflake Tree in different languages:-

English: Easter tree, Kurchi, Milky way, Conessi bark, Tellycherry bark

Sanscrit: इंद्रयव Indrayava, कुटज-kutaja, sakraparyaaya, sakraasana, वत्सक-vatsaka

Hindi: कुटज kutaja, कडवा इंद्रजव karva indrajau, Kurchi

Malayalam: കുടകപ്പാല kutakappaala, ഇന്ദ്രയവം-indrayavam

Plant description:

Holarrhena antidysenterica- Easter tree or Kutakapala is a small tree commonly found in altitude above 1500 m., grows up to 10 m tall leaves are green, oppositely arranged, ovate, measured 10 to 30 cm long, flowers are white with five petals, found in Easter season so it is called Easter tree, flowers found in clusters with aromatic pleasant scented. Plants contain white latex. Bark and root is useful in Ayurvedic treatments.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 ovate  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

 

Useful plant parts:

Bark

Medicinal uses:

Amoebic dysentery, Diarrhea, urinary troubles, Rheumatic Arthritis, Osteoarthritis.

Medicinal Properties:

Anthelmintic, Amoebicidal, Astringent, Antidysenteric, Stomachic, Febrifugal, Tonic and Digestive.

Chemical contents:

Conessine,  connessimine, kurchine, conarrhinine, conamine, conkurchine, holarrhinene and isoconcessimine

How to prepare medicines:

Snowflake Tree is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Aragwadhadi Ghrita Grahanimihira Taila  Patoladi Ghrita
Arshen Tablet  Karpooradyarishta Pippaliadi Ghrita
Brihat marichadi Taila Kurinji Kuzhambu Prameha Mihira Taila 
Chandanadi kashayam Kutaj Ghan Vati  Punarnava Mandur
Chavikasavam Kutaj Parpati Vati  Pushyanuga Choornam
Colocare Tablets Kutajarishtam Shaddarana Choornam 
Dasamoolarishtam  Lodhrasavam Tikta Ghrita
Dayal Thailam Maha Panchagavya Ghrita Tiktakam Kashayam
Devadarvyarishtam Mahatiktaka Ghrita  Yogaraja Churnam 
Diarotap Tablet  Mahatiktam kashayam  
Gastrex Tablets Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita  
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