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Cordia dichotoma - Uddalaka

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Uddalaka, Cordia dichotoma

Uddalaka is a moderate sized decidious tree with big oval leaves and rooping branches. The fruits are very sticky and mucilaginous and are edible.

Uses

Wounds, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burning sensation, Indigestion [1]

Parts Used

Bark, Fruits

Chemical Composition

The fruits contain Ca 55, P 275, Zn 2, Fe 6, Mn 2, Cr 0.2 and Cu 1.6 mg/100 g (Chromium is of therapeutic value in diabetes). Antinutritional factors are—phytic acid 355, phytate phosphorus 100 and oxalic acid 250 mg/100 g.

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Challe, Challe hannu
Hindi Lasora, Bada Goonda
Malayalam Naruvari, Naruveli
Tamil Cavarittakikam, Jollai
Telugu Bankanakkera, Bankiriki
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Bahuvarah, Bauvaraca
English

[2]

Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Snigdha (Slimy), Guru (Heavy)

Veerya

Sheeta (cold)

Vipaka

Karma

Pitta, Vata, Kapha

Prabhava

Habit

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Alternate Leaves simple, entire and slightly dentate, elliptical-lanceolate to broad ovate with a round and cordate base. Variable in size and shape

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Polygamous Axillary or terminal in corymbose panicles White to cream 5 Calyx 6mm long, ribbed, lobes 5, dentate ,not recurved, corolla 8mm aross, lobes 5, recurved.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
A drupe Ovoid, cream coloured, mucilaginous, supported by accrescent calyx Seeds solitary {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[4]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

Season to grow

Soil type

Propagation

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area

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