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Borassus flabellifer - Talah

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Talah, Borassus flabellifer

Talah is a tall palm tree with fan shaped leaves found abundantly all along the Eastern Coast of India. The fruits are valued for their sweet jelly like pulp and inflorescence stalks which yield delicious neera.

Uses

Liver diseases, Spleen diseases, Inflammation, General debility, Acidity, Diarrhea, Cough, Cold. [1]

Parts Used

Flower, Roots, Fruits

Chemical Composition

The sap is an excellent source of biologically available riboflavin. Aqueous MeOH extract of young shoots contains heat-stable toxin; edible part of young shoot, neurotoxic to rats, but not hepatotoxic. [2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kari thaale, Thaatiningu,
Hindi Tad
Malayalam Ampana, Carim-pana, Carimpana, eta
Tamil Nonkupanai, Nungu, Panaimaram
Telugu Karatalamu, Karathaalamu, Naamathaadu, Tatichettu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Taladrumah, Talah, Trinaraja
English Palmyrah palm

[3]

Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Madhura (Sweet)

Guna

Guru (Heavy), Snigdha (Slimy)

Veerya

Sheeta (Cold)

Vipaka

Madhura (Sweet)

Karma

Vata, Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Palmate Leaves plicately multifid.

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual Male flowers small, clustered; bracts scaly, secund, overlapping.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Drupe 13 cm across Fruits globose, black when ripe with 1-3 compressed pyrenes. {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[5]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

How to plant/cultivate

Pre-soak for 24 hours in warm water and sow in containers or in situ. The seed is difficult to germinate, often taking 12 months or more. Scarifying it prior to soaking may reduce germination time. [6]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Coastal area.

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