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Lannea coromandelica - Jhingini
Jhingini is a deciduous tree usually growing 5 - 10 metres tall but with some specimens up to 20 metres tall with a bole 45cm in diameter. The leaves are gathered from the wild for local use as food and medicine. The plant is also cultivated in some areas of the tropics as a hedge plant and roadside tree.
- 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
Lannea coromandelica can be used in Food. Tender leaves are cooked as vegetable
|Kannada||Ajashringi, Goddi mara, Dhumpaarikuratike|
|Malayalam||Kalasu, Kalesjam, Karasu, Karayam, Otiyamaram, Thingam|
|Tamil||Anaikarai, Vodiyar, Odiya-maram, Odiyan|
|Telugu||Goompana chettu, Gumpena, Oddimanu, Dhumpari|
|Sanskrit||Ajasringgi, Jhingini, Gudamanjari, Netrashuddhi, Jhingi, Jivala, Kvala, Manjari|
|English||Indian ash tree|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Lannea coromandelica Contains the Following nutritional components like - Ursolic acid; kaempferol, 3 β-D-galactoside, quercitrin, rutin, quercetin; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc.
|Pinnate||Alternate||Leaves bipinnate, alternate, stipulate, rachis 14.5-62.5 cm long, stout, with a gland at the tip. Pinnae 2-3 pairs, leaflets 8-20.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Axillary||Axillary or terminal racemes||Yellowish green||8||Male flowers : in compound racemes, 8 mm across; calyx 4-lobed; lobes ovate, imbricate, persistent. Flowering season is January to March|
|A drupe||12 mm long||Ovoid, red; stone hard; seed compressed||Fruiting season is January to March|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Seed - it has a short viability and so needs to be sown as soon as possible. Cuttings - very easy, even large branches usually root. Lannea coromandelica is available through August to December.
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.99, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Vernacular names
- Botonic description
- Cultivation details