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Meyna laxiflora

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Meyna laxiflora

Meyna laxiflora is a species of flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae. It has a world-wide distribution across tropical and subtropical regions.


Inflammation, Gastrointestinal disorder.


Meyna laxiflora can be used in Food. Tender fruits are cooked as vegetable. Mature fruits are eaten raw.[1]

Parts Used

Fruits, Leaves.

Chemical Composition

The chemicals reported from the plant belong to different classes such as carbohydrates, starch, proteins, tannins, saponins and alkaloids.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Mullakare, Gobergally
Hindi Muyna, Pundrika
Malayalam NA
Tamil Manakkarai
Telugu Visikilamu, Chegagadda
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Pindituka
English Muyna



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








Nutritional components

Meyna laxiflora Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-C; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc[1]


Evergreen tree



Kind Shape Feature
Simple Ovate-oblong Leaves are arranged oppositely or whorls of three. Strong spines are bent at an acute angle.



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Greenish-white Flower cymes occur in leaf axils, fascicled on a short peduncle. Flowers are small. The stigma is 4-5-lobed. {{{5}}}


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
5-6 long, oblong-reniform Yellow Fruit is of the size of a cherry, turbinate, smooth, when ripe, succulent.

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation


How to plant/cultivate

Direct sowing of seeds[5]. Meyna laxiflora is available through March to June[1].

Commonly seen growing in areas

Humid tropical forests.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.112, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
  2. Chemical constituents
  3. Common names
  4. Morphology
  5. Cultivation

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