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Dillenia pentagyna is a deciduous tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The bole is usually rather crooked it can be free of branches for up to 12 metres and up to 100cm in diameter. The plant is gathered from the wild for a wide range of local uses including food, timber and fibre.
- 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 Cultivation
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Dillenia pentagyna can be used in Food. Flower buds and ripe fruits are eaten raw, thalamus is used in preparation of soft drinks.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Dillenia pentagyna Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-C; betulin, betulinic acid, β-sitosterol, Kaempferol, iso-rhamnetin and dillenetin; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
Commonly seen growing in areas
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.66, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune