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Alstonia scholaris - Saptaparna, Doddapala
Alstonia scholaris is a medium to large stately tree, growing to about 40 metres tall with a somewhat tessellated corky grey to grey-white bark. Saptaparna consists of stem bark of Alstonia scholaris (Lin) a tall evergreen tree, found in the Sub-Himalayan tracts ascending to 900m from Jammu eastwards and western peninsula mostly in deciduous and evergreen forests.
- 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
Principal constituents of leaf, barks of stems and roots are indole alkaloids, picrinine, nareline, akuammicine, scholarine, strictamine, tetrahydroalastonine, detamine, echitenine, echitamine etc.
|Kannada||Maddale, Hale, Eleyalaga|
|Sanskrit||Saptacchada, Saptaparni, Saptaahva|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Anulomana, Deepana, Jvaraghna, Kushaghna, Raktashodhaka, Tridoshaghna
|Simple||Obovate; Elliptical||Leaves are arranged in a whorl around the stem.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Small, inconspicuous||Cream / Off-White, Green||Flowering Habit is Polycarpic, Flower Symmetry is Radial|
|Simple Fruit||Fruit Type is Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Follicle)||Mature Fruit Colour is Brown|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Seeds are the best planting material for raising the crop. No pretreatment is generally required.