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White Madar

Scientific name of White Madar: Calotropis gigantea (Linn.)

Name of White Madar in different languages:-

English: White crown flower

Sanskrit: Svetarka

Hindi: Aka, Gauri akavana, Mandara

Malayalam: Vella Erukku- വെള്ള എരിക്ക്

Plant description:

White Madar plant is a large shrub growing up to 3 m tall. The leaves are pale greenish white, rough, oblong, somewhat ovate; flowers are white, waxy found in clusters with a crown shape, consists of five pointed petals and a small, rising from the centre. The plant has a milky stem.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 Ovate-Egg-shaped  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, latex, leaf, root.

Medicinal properties:

Anti-diarrhoeal, wound healer, Anti-cancerous, cytotoxic

Chemical Constituents:

Anthelmintic, alkaloids, cardenolides, proteolytic enzymes, 

Learn more about Anti-cancerous studies:


Fruits of Madar Plant
Calotropis-procera - Chitterikku
Calotropis gigantica-  Madar Plant

Madar plant

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