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Camellia sinensis - Syamaparni

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Tea

Camellia sinensis is an evergreen plant that grows mainly in tropical and subtropical climates. Some varieties can also tolerate marine climates and are cultivated as far north as Cornwall in the United Kingdom, Perthshire in Scotland, Washington state in the United States, and Vancouver Island in Canada. In the Southern Hemisphere, tea is grown as far south as Hobart on the Australian island of Tasmania and Waikato in New Zealand.

Uses

Heart problems, Teeth from decay, Dysentery, Hepatitis, Bacterial dysentery, Gastro enteritis, Cuts, Diarrhea, Burns

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Fresh leaves from Assam contain 22.2% polyphenols, 17.2% protein, 4.3% caffeine, 27.0% crude fiber, 0.5% starch, 3.5% reducing sugars. Important constituents of leaf buds and very young leaves are: caffeine, with a much smaller amount of other xanthines (theophylline and theobromine); tannins (the main tannin in green tea is (−)-epigallocatechin); flavonoids, quercetin, kaempferol. [1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi Cay
Malayalam Teyila
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Tea plant


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Kashaya, Tikta

Guna

Lakhu, Rooksha

Veerya

Ushna

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Bright green, shiny, often with a hairy underside

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual Yellow 5-20 Scented, occurring singly or in clusters of two to four

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Brownish-green Brownish-green, containing one to four spherical or flattened seeds With hooked hairs many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Seed - can be sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Stored seed should be pre-soaked for 24 hours in warm water and the hard covering around the micropyle should be filed down to leave a thin covering. It usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 23°c [3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Meadows, Tolerate marine .

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