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Carmona retusa

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Carmona retusa

Carmona retusa is an evergreen shrub or much-branched small tree. It can grows up to 4 metres tall. The plant ranks among the top 10 of medicinal plants with potential in the Philippines, and thus a small-scale industry has developed around it. It is sometimes grown, especially in the Philippines, for the leaves which are used as a tea substitute and for medicinal purposes. It is also often grown as an ornamental and hedge plant and is a popular subject for bonsai. This plant belongs to Ehretia mcrophylla family.

Uses

Stomach problems, Dysentery, Coughs.

Parts Used

Fruits.

Chemical Composition

The plant has been shown to contain a range of medically active constituents. The leaves contain rosmarinic acid, flavonoid glycosides and triterpenoids.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Ele-adike soppu, Ennebuddi gida
Hindi Phala
Malayalam
Tamil Kuruvingi
Telugu Bappanaburi, Baranki
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English Cilon boxwood

[2]

Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Evergreen shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Cuttings of young shoots, Seeds.

How to plant/cultivate

The plant has escaped from cultivation in Hawaii and become naturalized in secondary vegetation.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

On sandy soils, On scrub forests.

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References

  1. Chemical constituents
  2. Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:45
  3. [Morphology]
  4. Cultivation

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