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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.
- 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
The plant has been shown to contain a range of medically active constituents. The leaves contain rosmarinic acid, flavonoid glycosides and triterpenoids.
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Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plant has escaped from cultivation in Hawaii and become naturalized in secondary vegetation.