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White Dammar

Scientific name of White Dammar: Vateria indica

Name in different languages:-

English: Indian Copal, Malabar tallow, Vateria,  Piney varnish tree

Sanskrit: Rala, Sसर्जकः Sarjakah

Hindi: Badasal, सफेद डामर safed daamar 

Tamil: Painimaram, Vellaikundrikam,Tamil: துருளக்கம் turulakkam, வெள்ளைக்குங்கிலியம் Vellaikkunki-liyam

Plant description:

White Dammar is an evergreen tall tree, found in Western ghats elevation more than 1200 m, grow up to 40 m tall, bark is greyish, smooth, young branchlets are hairy and round. Leaves are alternately arranged, simple, spirally, Leaf-stalks are 3.5 cm, enlarged at apex, leaves are 27 cm and 10 cm broad, elliptic-oblong, apex abruptly long-pointed or blunt, base round or heart-shaped, margin entire, leathery. Flowers are white, anthers yellow, borne in panicles in the leaf axils, fruits are the capsule, pale brown, oblong, up to 6.4cm and 3.8 cm, one seeded.

Useful plant parts:


Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cuneate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Cuneate-wedge-shaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Medicinal uses:

To treat amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, bronchitis, tubercular glands, hemicranias, chronic rheumatism, hemorrhoids, and neuralgia.

Chemical contents:

Thermogenic, depurative, expectorant and alexeteric.

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:

Mathala Rasayanam

Chinchadi Kuzhambu

Rasnadi Choornam

Dammar Wood

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