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Diospyros malabarica - Tinduka

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Diospyros malabarica, Gaub tree

The Gaub tree is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenaceae that is native to the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia.It is a long-lived, very slow-growing tree, which can reach up to 35 m in height with a black trunk up to 70 cm in diameter.

Uses

cold, wounds, diarrhoea, dysentery, blood diseases, gonorrhoea, leprosy, fever, chronic dysentery

Parts Used

Fruits, Seeds.

Chemical Composition

Leaves contain triterpenes, betulin, β-sitosterol, oleanolic acid and myricyl alcohol. Bark, flowers and fruits contain tannins[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Holitupare
Hindi Gaab
Malayalam Panancca
Tamil Tumbika
Telugu Bandadamara
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Indian persimmon


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Evergreen Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate Leaves are alternate, simple, oblong, obtuse
[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5-20 Flowering time: April-May and Flowers in axillary cymes

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
berries 7–10 mm Fruiting time: June-July 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

A plant of the moist, lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 500 metres.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Lowland rain forests, along rivers and streams, shady and wet sites.

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