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Excoecaria agallocha is an evergreen or briefly deciduous shrub or small tree. It grows upto 10 - 30 metres tall. The bole, which branches from low down, has stilt roots.
|Kannada||ಹಾರೋಗಿಡ Harogida, ತಿಲ್ಲ Tilla|
|English||Blind-your-eye mangrove, Blinding tree|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||Seeds upto 5||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 lowland tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations up to 400 metres.