Description of Kandla
The plant has dark brown or grey bark. Its leaves are rigidly coriaceous, cordate or truncate at base and glabrous. Flowers of this plant are white or yellow, borne in large terminal panicles. The fruits are hard, flat and glabrous. In central India, it is evergreen in its native forest habitat, where it flowers between September and December and bears fruits from February to March.
Medicinal Benefits of Kandla
As this plant has a number of medicinal properties, the Indians use it for treating diseases. The edible gum exuded from the cut bark is used as an external application to promote healing of sores, and is taken internally as an emmenagogue and diuretic.
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