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Acacia polyacantha - Kadaraḥ
Kadaraḥ consists of dried pieces of heart wood of Acacia polyacantha, a medium sized tree with white bark exfoliating in papery flakes with horizontal patches of darker colour, found throughout eastern and peninsular India.
- 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
An alkaloid diaboline, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, oleanolic acid and its 3β-acetate, a saponin containing oleanolic acid, galactose, mannose.
|Telugu||Tellatumma, Tellasundra, Tellachandra|
|English||White Cutch tree, White Catechu|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Kaphahara, Varṇya, Pittahara, Raktaṣodhaka
|Alternate||Bipinnate||Leaf Shape is Elliptic and Leaf Apex is Subacute-obtuse|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||4-8cm long||Yellowish-white||Many||Flowering from March-June|
|oblong pods||10-15||Fruiting from August-February||Flat brown pod||seeds 5-8||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
The white thorn tree grows in tropical areas at elevations from 200 - 1,800 metres. It prefers areas where the mean annual rainfall is in the range 300 - 1,000mm Prefers sites with a high groundwater table, indicating eutrophic and fresh soils. Prefers alluvial soils with a good mix of clay and sand, though it occasionally prospers on stony slopes and compacted soils.