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Pistacia chinensis - Chakrangi
Kakkar is glorious tree native to the lower Himalayan slopes, from Afghanistan to Kumaon, cultivated for its attractive leaves, which are bright red when young.
- 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
It contains α-pinene, terpinene-4-ol, β-pinene, Δ3-carene, limonene, γ-terpinene, and α-terpineol, 2-diphenyl, 1-picrylhydrazyl and ,2-azinobis.
|Kannada||Chakrangi, Kaakada shringi|
|Telugu||Kakarashingi, Kaakara shingi|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Paripinnate||Large up to 25 cm long||Leaves bearing 2-6 pairs of lanceolate, long leaflets. The terminal leaflet is much smaller than the lateral ones or even reduced to a mucrol|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Blue||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and axillary pseudoracemes|
|Globular||5-6 mm in diameter||Purplish or blue||May||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of the warm temperate to subtropical zones, just entering into the tropics in northern Myanmar. It can tolerate frosts. It prefers growing in areas with a mean annual rainfall in the region of 1,270mm.