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Pithecellobium dulce

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Pithecellobium dulce is a fast-growing tree with a generally broad and spreading or rounded crown. It usually grows from 10 - 15 metres tall. It ranges between 5 and 18 metres. Multiple boles are often formed, These are usually short, Generally 30 - 50cm in diameter but up to 100cm. The tree is widely cultivated as an ornamental, Shade-providing plant in the tropics. It is also grown in South America for its fruit and seed.


Swellings, Venereal sores, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Haemoptysis, Internal ulcers.[1]

Parts Used

Bark, Fruits[2]

Chemical Composition

It contains the powders were analyzed for moisture, total ash, crude fat, crude protein, reducing sugars, total sugars, crude fiber, anthocyanin contents and acidity by using standard methods[3]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Sime Hunase Mara, Manilla Hunase
Hindi Dakhani Babool
Malayalam Kodappuli
Tamil Karkapilli
Telugu Simachinta
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit NA
English Manilla Tamarind



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












Kind Shape Feature



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering season is February - May


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting season is February - May

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

[[:Category:Index of Plants which can be propagated by |]]

How to plant/cultivate

The tree grows well at low and medium altitudes in both wet and dry areas of the tropics.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Thinly forested plains, Hillsides, Coastal thickets.

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  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.710, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
  3. Chemical constituents
  4. [Morphology]
  5. Cultivation

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