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Prunus domestica is a deciduous shrub or a tree usually growing 2 - 6 metres tall, occasionally to 15 metres. The plum is very widely cultivated, both commercially and in gardens, for its edible fruit. The plant also has a number of other uses, as food, medicine and a source of materials.
- 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
The main polyphenolic compounds present in plums are phenolic acids, such as chlorogenic acids, anthocyanins, flavanols, flavonols, and coumarins [9,10,11], which have been found to have numerous pharmacological effects, including antioxidant activity, anticancer, antimutagenic, and anti-inflammatory properties .
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plum is fairly cold-hardy, able to tolerate temperatures down to around -20°c when dormant.