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Lannea coromandelica - Jhingini

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Jhingini, Lannea coromandelica

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.


Sprains, Inflammation, Cuts, Burns, Dysentery [1]


Lannea coromandelica can be used in Food. Tender leaves are cooked as vegetable[2]

Parts Used

Bark, Leaves

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Ajashringi, Goddi mara, Dhumpaarikuratike
Hindi Jhingan, Kashmal
Malayalam Kalasu, Kalesjam, Karasu, Karayam, Otiyamaram, Thingam
Tamil Anaikarai, Vodiyar, Odiya-maram, Odiyan
Telugu Goompana chettu, Gumpena, Oddimanu, Dhumpari
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
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.








Nutritional components

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[2].





Kind Shape Feature
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


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
A drupe 12 mm long Ovoid, red; stone hard; seed compressed Fruiting season is January to March

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

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[5]. Lannea coromandelica is available through August to December[2].

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Sub tropical area

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  1. Uses
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "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
  3. Vernacular names
  4. Botonic description
  5. Cultivation details

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