Other Names of Ehretia Laevis Roxb
This medicinal plant bears numerous common names. Such as in Bengali it is known as Tamboli; in Gujarati it is known as Charmol, Darar, Datrango, Koda, Vadhavardi, Vedhaya-Yato and in Hindi this medicinal plant is famous as Chamror, Darar, Datranga and Koda. Similarly, in Kannada this plant has the names like Adak, Bagari, and Kappura; in Malayalam it is known as Chavandi; in Marathi it is famous as Kupta, Datrang, Datrangi; in Oriya it is popular as Guachipo, Mosonea and Tambalu; in Punjabi it is known as Sakar; in Tamil it is famous as Addi, Addula, Kalyirussu, Narivalli; in Telegu this medicinal plant is popular as Paldatam, Peddapulmera, Pogadi, Pogadichellu and Pokachettu.
Characteristic Features of Ehretia Laevis Roxb
This medicinal plant has an irregular trunk with a light grey or whitish bark. Leaves are variable in size and shape. They vary from 2 cm to 6.3 cm in length and 1.3 cm to 3.8 cm in width. Flowers of these plants are white in colour. The calyx of these flowers are 2.5 mm long, 3-lobed and the corolla are 6-8 mm long, in which 5 corolla are lobed. The tube and lobes of corolla are longer than the calyx. Fruits of Ehretia laevis Roxb are also known as drupe. They are depressed and globose, generally 6 mm in diameter. They become orange-red on maturing.
Medicinal Benefits of Ehretia Laevis Roxb
Ehretia laevis Roxb is an important medicinal plant. Each and every portion of this plant is used for different medicinal purposes. In some parts of India, a decoction of the fresh root is used for the treatment of syphilis, whereas a decoction of the stem bark is used for the treatment of diphtheria in some other parts. The tender leaves of this medicinal plant are made into a paste, which is used externally to cure eczema, and the dried powdered flowers taken with milk are used as an aphrodisiac.
(Last Updated on : 16-06-2015)
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