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Caesalpinia bonduc - Latākarañja
Guilandina bonduc is a climbing plant with stems up to 15 metres long. That are usually armed with robust prickles. The plant is commonly used as a medicinal herb in the areas where it grows, being mainly harvested from the wild. The seeds are often sold in local markets. The plant is occasionally cultivated for its seed oil.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Seeds contain bitter substance phytosterenin, bonducin, saponin, phytosterol, fixed oil, starch and sucrose. Seeds also contain α, β, γ, δ and ζ caesalpins.
|Kannada||ಗಜ್ಜೆಗ ಬಳ್ಳಿ Gajjega balli, ಗಜ್ಜಿಗೆಕಾಯಿ Gajjigekaayi|
|Hindi||Karanja, Karanjuaa, Kaantaa Karanj|
|Malayalam||Kalamchikuru, Kaalanchi, Kazhinch - Kai|
|Tamil||Kajha shikke, Kalichchikkaai|
|English||Bonduc Nut, Fever Nut|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Vātahara, Kaphahara, Tridoṣahara
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||Seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of lowland tropical areas. Succeeds in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil.