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White dammar is a large, evergreen tree generally growing up to 40 metres tall, but with some specimens reaching 60 metres. A multipurpose tree that is much used locally in India. It yields a resin of considerable value, which is known as White Dammar or Piney, and is often exported. It also supplies food, medicine and a range of other commodities. A very handsome tree, it is often planted along avenues.
- 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 preliminary phytochemical studies were carried out by the methods described by Harborne and Kokate. The plant extracts were screened for the presence of alkaloids, proteins, free amino acids, anthraquinones glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic compounds, carbohydrates, saponins, phytosterol and triterpenes.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Alternately arranged||Oblong lancelike||Stalkless, 3-8cm long and hairy|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|1-2cm across||Yellow||Occur singly on slender stalks, ray florets||Flowering season is February - April|
|Fruiting season is February - April|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A tree of low to moderate elevations in the moist, monsoonal tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,200 metres.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- Chemical constituents
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 384