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Tree Turmeric

Tree turmeric

Scientific name of Tree Turmeric: Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr

Name of Tree Turmericin different languages:-

Sanskrit: Darvi, Daruharidra, Peetadaru, Peetadru, Krishnacandana, Daru-haridrakam, pita Candanak, Kaleyaka.

English: Black sandalwood

Hindi: Daruhaldi, Jharihaldi

Malayalam: Maramanjal മരമഞ്ഞൾ

Plant description:-

Tree Turmeric- Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr is a dioecious climber, woody plant, found in Western ghats, it is endangered in India, leaves are arranged almost spirally yellowish-green ovate-oblong, sized up to 30 cm long and 22 cm broad, heart-shaped, petioles up to 15 cm long, a small tail at apex, simple and oppositely arranged. The flowers are yellow or whitish, flowering is August to October. The fruits are brown or yellowish consists of three drupes, 1 to 3 cm in diameter and globular.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heart shaped Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuated

 Margin_Entire  Arcuated


Useful plant parts :

Bark, stem

Medicinal uses of Tree Turmeric:

to treat venomous bites anti-diabetic properties, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant and several alkaloids.
Chemical content of Tree Turmeric: Antiseptic, Antibiotic

Tree Turmeric is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Nimbaharidradi Choornam 

Vimala Varti 

Khadira Vattu

Punarvadi Kashayam

Anu Thailam

Arimedadi Thailam

Nagradi Thailam

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