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Sweet Indrajao

The scientific name of Sweet indrajao: Wrightia Tinctoria

Name of Sweet indrajao in different languages:-

English: Black Indrajau, Dyeing Rosebay, Dyers’s Oleander, Pala Indigo Plant

Hindi: दुधी dudhi, काला कुडा kala kuda, इन्द्रजौ indrajau, करायजा karayaja

Sanskrit: असित कुटज asita kutaj, hyamaraka, स्त्री कुटज stri kutaja, Meetha Indrayava.

Malayalam:  ദന്തപ്പാല  Dantappala, ദന്തപ്പാല bhanthappaala, കമ്പിപ്പാല kampippaala,vettupala

Tamil: இரும்பாலை irum-palai, வெட்பாலை vet-palai, பாலை paalai

Plant description:

It is a deciduous trees, grow upto 15 m; bark is up to 10 mm thick, grey or Bark yellowish brown,the flakes are irregular,and smooth; The leaves are simple, arranged oppositely, estipulate; petiole 2 to 5 mm long, stout and glabrous; , oblong-lanceolate or elliptic-ovate; base acute; apex acuminate or caudate; margin entire, glaucous beneath, glabrous, chartaceous. Flower are white, scented, bisexual,found in terminal cymes along with new leaves. Fruit is 15 to 45 cm long, slender, cylindric, smooth, green; seed 16 mm long, black.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Tapered Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate

 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Seeds, Leaf, Bark

Medicinal uses:

To treat fever, stomach ache, skin diseases like psoriasis and dermatitis.

Chemical content:

Medicinal properties:

Anti-inflammatory and anti-dandruff


One of the ingredient in:

Arshen Tablet

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