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Lannea coromandelica - Jhingini

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Jhingini, Lannea coromandelica

Jhingini is a deciduous tree usually growing 5 - 10 metres tall but with some specimens up to 20 metres tall with a bole 45cm in diameter. The leaves are gathered from the wild for local use as food and medicine. The plant is also cultivated in some areas of the tropics as a hedge plant and roadside tree.


Sprains, Inflammation, Cuts, Burns, Dysentery [1]

Parts Used

Bark, Leaves

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Ajashringi, Goddi mara, Dhumpaarikuratike
Hindi Jhingan, Kashmal
Malayalam Kalasu, Kalesjam, Karasu, Karayam, Otiyamaram, Thingam
Tamil Anaikarai, Vodiyar, Odiya-maram, Odiyan
Telugu Goompana chettu, Gumpena, Oddimanu, Dhumpari
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Ajasringgi, Jhingini, Gudamanjari, Netrashuddhi, Jhingi, Jivala, Kvala, Manjari
English Indian ash tree



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












Kind Shape Feature
Pinnate Alternate Leaves bipinnate, alternate, stipulate, rachis 14.5-62.5 cm long, stout, with a gland at the tip. Pinnae 2-3 pairs, leaflets 8-20.



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Axillary Axillary or terminal racemes Yellowish green 8 male flowers : in compound racemes, 8 mm across; calyx 4-lobed; lobes ovate, imbricate, persistent.


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
A drupe 12 mm long Ovoid, red; stone hard; seed compressed {{{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 - it has a short viability and so needs to be sown as soon as possible. Cuttings - very easy, even large branches usually root [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Sub tropical area

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