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South Indian Uvaria

Scientific name of South Indian Uvaria: Uvaria narum

Name of South Indian Uvaria in different languages:-

English: Indian Uvaria

Sanskrit: Neelavalli, Valeeshakhota

Tamil: puliccan, pulikkan

Malayalam: Narum panal, Kureel (നറും പാണൽ,  കുരീൽ )

Plant description:

It is a large woody shrub, found as a weed in semi-forest areas, woody, grow up to 3 meters, branches slender, dark green, the leaves are simple, arranged alternately, lanceolate, oblong to elliptic, about 16 cm long and 6 cm across, margin entire , base acute, asymmetrical, apex acuminate, dark green, glabrous, and shining above.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 long-tapered  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Root and leaves

Medicinal uses:

To treat intermittent fevers, jaundice, rheumatic disorders, biliousness, skin diseases.

Chemical contents:

Triterpenes taraxerol, beta-sitosterol, glutinol, glutinone, uvariamicins

kureel

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