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Spinous Kino Tree

The scientific name of Spinous Kino Tree: Bridelia retusa Spreng.

Name of Spinous Kino Tree in different languages:-

English: Spinous Kino Tree.

Sanskrit: Kaja, Kassi, Bahukandaki, Asana, Kandakasana.

Hindi: Kaja, Kassi

Malayalam: Mulluvenga, Mukkaini, Kaini, Mullankaini.

Plant description:

It is a medium tree, found throughout south India, commonly in deciduous forests, grow up to 20 meters height. Leaves are simple, alternately arranged, ovate to oblong, acuminate, pubescent. Stem are armed with sharp spines, woody. Flowers are small, born in axillary spikes. Fruits are drupes, about 5 mm diameter, and  with a single seed.

Useful plant parts: Bark, leaf, Root

Medicinal uses: 

To treat vitiated vatha, pitta, diabetes, diarrhea, leucorrhea, hemorrhoids, hemorrhage, dysentery, arthritis, poison bites, wounds, ulcers, menorrhagia. Root and bark are used as an astringent and used as a liniment with gingelly oil in rheumatic problems.

Chemical content: gallic acid and ellagic acid.

Medicinal properties: Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory.

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