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Careya arborea - Kubhīkaḥ

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Kubhīkaḥ

Kulaµjana consists of dried rhizome of Alpinia galanga. It is a plant grows up to about 2m tall. It is native to eastern Himalayas and southwest India. This plat is belongs to Lecythidaceae family.

Uses

Body swellings, Cough, Cold.

Parts Used

Fruits, Seeds.

Chemical Composition

Seeds contain triterpenoid sapogenols, sterols; leaves contain a triterpene ester, beta-amyrin, hexacosanol, taraxerol, beta-sitosterol, quercetin and taraxeryl acetate.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Daddala, Gudda, Daddippe
Hindi Kumbhi
Malayalam Pezuntol
Tamil Ayma
Telugu Gadava
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Svādupuṣpa, Viṭapī, Sthala Kumbhī
English Cyloneoek

[2]

Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Kaṭu, Kaṣāya

Guna

Rūkṣa

Veerya

Uṣṇa

Vipaka

Kaṭu

Karma

Kaphahara, Vātahara, Grāhī,

Prabhava

Habit

Deciduous tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Paripinnate Oblong Leaf Arrangement is Alternate-spiral

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Pink Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Oblong pod Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled Seeds upto 5 Fruiting throughout the year

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

Fresh seeds germinate readily. Prefers a well-drained, sandy or even rocky soil.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Secondary forest, Slightly seasonal forest, Along forest edges.

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References

  1. Chemical composition
  2. Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:111
  3. [Morphology]
  4. Ayurvedic preparations
  5. Cultivation details

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