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Garcinia indica - Vrikshamia

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KOKUM(punarpuli)

Garcinia indica a plant in the mangosteen family, mostly in Asia and Africa. Garcinia indica is indigenous to the Western Ghats region of India located along the western coast of the country.

Uses

Indigestion, Cuts, Snakebites, Diabetes, Cancers, Skin problems, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

Cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-sambubioside[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada murgina, punarpuli
Hindi Kokum
Malayalam kaattampi
Tamil murgal, murgal-mara
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Vrikshamia, Amlabija
English Kokam, Goa butter tree


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Amla (sour), Madhura (sweet)

Guna

Ruksha (Dry), Guru (heavy)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Madhura (sweet)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple The leaves are divided into 3-6 toothed leaflets, with smaller leaflets in between

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 5-20 Flowers Season is June - August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs {{{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

Garcinia indica requires a warm and humid tropical climate.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Forest lands, Riversides, Wastelands.

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