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Elaeocarpus serratus - Aravata

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Veralu, Ceylon Olive, Elaeocarpus serratus

Elaeocarpus serratus is a tropical fruit found in the Indian Subcontinent, Indo-China and South East Asia. It is an ornamental medium sized tree indigenous to Sri Lanka, producing smooth, ovoid green fruits.

Uses

Dandruff, Abscesses, Fungal infections, Joint swelling, Eczema, Perspiration problems.

Parts Used

Roots, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Chemical investigation of the leaves of Elaeocarpus serratus yielded myricitrin (1), mearnsetin 3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (2), mearnsitrin (3), tamarixetin 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil karai, ulankarai
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit chiribilva- aravata
English Ceylon Olive


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), Snigadh (Unctuous), Sneha(Oily)

Veerya

Sheet (Cold)

Vipaka

Madhura (Sweet)

Karma

Vata, Pitta

Prabhava

Rejuvenation,Supplement

Habit

Evergreen tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
simple spiral Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clustered at twig ends

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Inflorescence 2-4cm long white Inflorescence racemes; flower petals white, laciniate, anthers ciliate

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome s {{{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

Members of this genus generally grow well in full sun to moderate shade, requiring a fertile, moist but well-drained soil[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area.

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