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Semecarpus anacardium - Agnimukh, Marking nut
Semecarpus anacardium is a native of India. it is found in the outer Himalayas to Coromandel Coast. It is closely related to the cashew.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Habit
- 6 Identification
- 7 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 8 Where to get the saplings
- 9 Mode of Propagation
- 10 How to plant/cultivate
- 11 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 12 Photo Gallery
- 13 References
- 14 External Links
Semecarpus anacardium can be used in Food. Fresh or dried receptacles of the fruit are eaten raw. Kernel found inside the hard shell is eaten.
Anacardic acid, cardol, catechol, anacardol and fixed oit, sernicarpoi, bhilawanol.
|Hindi||Bealata, Bela, Bhilava|
|Sanskrit||Angika, Agnimukh, Ballataka|
|Simple||Tri-foliolate,lanceolate||Leafs are 2.5-13.5 cm long to 1-5.5 cm wide. The leaflets are green above and a silvery grey-green beneath and are covered on their lower surfaces in small yellow glands|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||14cm long||Yellow, papilionaceous||Typical of species belonging to the Leguminosae subfamily Papilionoideae, and resemble, for example, the pea ( Pisum sativum ) flower||Flowering from August to March|
|Ovoid||The nut is about 25 millimetres long||The seed inside the black fruit, known as godambi, is edible when properly prepared.||Single seed||Fruiting from August to March|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2 by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No. 256, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.134, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Bimbima medicines
- "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.267, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
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