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Magnolia champaca - Champaka

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Michelia champaka

Champaca is a large evergreen tree with a close tapering conical to cylindrical crown composed of ascending branches. It can grow 33 metres or more tall, with some specimens attaining 50 metres.

Uses

Leprosy, Boils, Itching, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Fever, Puerperal mania, Delirium, Maniacal excitement, Renal diseases, Gonorrhoea, Inflammation.[1]

Parts Used

Flowers, Fruits, Leaves, Roots, Bark.

Chemical Composition

It contains isoeugenol, benzoic acid, benzyl alcohol, benzaldehyde, cineol and p -cresol methyl ether.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Sampagebuvon, Sumpaghy
Hindi Champa
Malayalam Bongas jampacca, Champakam
Tamil Shampang, Shembugha
Telugu Shampangi-puvon, Champakamu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi Champo, Pilo champo
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Champaka
English Golden champa


Properties

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

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent), Katu

Guna

Laghu, Rooksha

Veerya

Sheeta

Vipaka

Katu

Karma

Kapha, Vata, Pitta

Prabhava

Habit

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Spiral Petiole 1-3 cm long, stout and planoconvex in cross section

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Solitary 2-4cm long Yellow Flowering are Axillary and Fragrant

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Follicles 2-3 cm long Arranged as spike 1 Fruits are Dehiscing dorsally

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

[4]

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

A plant of the wet tropics and subtropics, also able to be grown in the warm temperate zone. It is found growing at elevations from near sea level to 2,100 metres.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Temperate area, Cultivated areas, Himalayas region.

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References

  1. Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2 by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No. 715
  2. Chemistry
  3. Morphology
  4. Ayurvedic preparations
  5. Cultivation

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