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Lagerstroemia speciosa

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Lagerstroemia speciosa is a fast-growing, medium-sized, deciduous, sub-canopy tree. It is produces suckers, usually grows 15 metres tall. The bole is around 60cm in diameter.

Uses

Diabetes, Urinary problems, Cracked feet, Diarrhea, Abdominal pains, Constipation, Fever.[1]

Parts Used

Bark, Fruits, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

It contains four triterpenes (1–4), eight ellagic acids (5–12), one coumarin (13) and one neolignan (14). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of various spectroscopic methods (UV, IV and NMR, including 2D experiments).[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada ಹೊಳೆ ದಾಸವಾಳ Hole dasavala
Hindi Jarul
Malayalam Adambu
Tamil Kadali
Telugu Chennangi
Marathi Taman
Gujarathi Moto bhondaro
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Kramuka
English Queen Crape Myrtle, Pride of India

[3]

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

Deciduous tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[4]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering season is April - June

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting season is April - June

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings, Division of root suckers.

How to plant/cultivate

A plant of the moist, lowland tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations up to 400 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 18 - 35°c, but can tolerate 6 - 43°c.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

In open vegetation types, Often coastal areas, In swamps, Along rivers.

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology Volume 51, Pages 109-112
  3. Common names
  4. [Morphology]
  5. Cultivation

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