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Soap bark

The scientific name of Soap bark: Acacia caesia (L.)Willd

Name of Spinous Soap bark in different languages:-

English: Palinja

Malayalam Vella-incha, Enja, Palinja, Incha

Tamil: Kari indu

Plant description:

It is spiny climber vine, grow in the forest areas. Leaf is Arranged Bipinnately, alternate-spiral, Oblong, apex Obtuse-apiculate, base truncate, margin Entire. Flower are born in heads on terminal panicles; color cream, season October-December. Fruit is a flat, stipitate pod, thin, horned; dark brown in color; contain 10 seeds, fruiting starts in December on wards.

Leaf Arrangement


 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

To treat Skin problems

Chemical content:

steroids, anthraquinone, cardiac glycocides,  flavonoids. 

Medicinal properties:

Antimicrobial,  Anti-fungal

Encha-Soap bark



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