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Kirganelia reticulata

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Kirganelia reticulata is large straggling shrub. It varies in habit from a much-branched, deciduous shrub 0.5 - 4.5 metres tall with long, thin often drooping branches, to a tree growing 5 - 18 metres tall. It sometimes adopts a more climbing habit. The stem is around 25cm in diameter.


Pitta, Burning sensation, Strangury, Gastropathy, Hemorrhages, Opthalmodynia, Sores, Burns, Smallpox, Asthma, Malaria.[1]

Parts Used

Leaves, Root, Bark, Fruits[2]

Chemical Composition


Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Karisuli, Krishnanelli, Kaakinelli
Hindi Panjoli
Malayalam Kirganeli
Tamil Karunelli
Telugu Nallapurugudu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Bahupraja, Bahupushpa
English Black honey shrub



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









Deciduous Shrub



Kind Shape Feature
Thin Obalong Elliptic or Spathulate



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Borne in clusters Yellow Sexes seaparate on the same plant, Flowering before or with the new leaf Flowering from September to April


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Berry like 4-6mm across Blackish when ripe.Fruiting from September to April

Other features

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 moist tropics, it is found at elevations from 800 - 2,000 metres. Succeeds in most soils and a position in full sun or partial shade.[6]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Often forming thickets on floodplain grassland, Sand dune scrub, Rain-forest, Mixed deciduous woodlands, Miombo woodlands.

Photo Gallery


  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. Karnataka Medicinal Plants Vol-2 by Dr.M.R.Gurudeva, Page no:163 and 164
  3. [Chemistry]
  4. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  5. Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 248
  6. Useful tropical plants by The ferns.Information

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