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Three-leaved caper

Scientific name of Three-leaved caper: Crataeva magna/ Crataeva nurvala 

Name of Three-leaved caper in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Thikth, Pashuganda,

Malayalam: Neermathalam നീർമാതളം

Useful plant parts of Three-leaved caper: bark, leaves, bark of roots

Plant Description:

Three-leaved caper (Crateva Religiosa) is a deciduous tree commonly found in the wetland area, like banks of rivers, grows to 9m - 12m tall, leaves are tripinnate, pale green, oblong, tapered at the apex. The flowers are yellowish- white, 4 petals, up to 2.5 cm long and 2 cm wide, flowers occur in December to April. Fruits are berry, green to red when ripe.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate

 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Medicinal uses:

Antioxidant, and it is used to cure renal calculi, helminthiasis, dysuria, inflammations, abscesses, to remove bladder stone and kidney stone.

How to prepare medicines:

Three-leaved caper is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Dhanvantaram Ghritam





Prabhanjana Vimardanam Tailam


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