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==List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used==
==List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used==
* [[Vishatinduka Taila]] as ''root juice extract''
==Where to get the saplings==
==Where to get the saplings==
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==How to plant/cultivate==
==How to plant/cultivate==
Tallow wood can grow in a range of climatic conditions from hot tropical lowlands to the warm subtropics.p0 n0xz  It is found at altitudes up to 2,000 metres in the drier to moist tropics<ref name="How to plant/cultivate"/>
Seed - sown fresh it usually germinates well <ref name="How to plant/cultivate"/>
==Commonly seen growing in areas==
==Commonly seen growing in areas==

Latest revision as of 13:52, 14 June 2019

Sea lemon, Ximenia americana

Ximenia americana is a small sprawling tree of woodlands native to the tropics. and its Leaves are oval shaped, bright green and have a strong smell of almonds. Flowers are pale in color. Fruits are lemon-yellow or orange-red.


Wounds, Cuts, Snakebites, Liver disorders, Skin eruptions, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Dried folaige, Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

The plant has been reported to contain biologically active compounds such as saponins, flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids, sterols, quinones, alkaloids, cyanogenetic glycosides, cardiac glycosides, saponosides, isoprenoids, fatty acids, triterpenes, sesquiternes and carbohydrates[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada kaada nakkaare
Tamil chiru-illantai
Telugu bili nekkera
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
English Hog Plum, Sea Lemon


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



Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)


Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)


Ushna (Hot)


Katu (Pungent)


Kapha, Vata



Deciduous Shrub



Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate The leaves are lanceolate to elliptic, 3-8 to 1.5-4 cm, variable thickness



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 3-7 mm long Yellow 5-20 Flowers Season is June - August and inflorescences borne on shortly pedunculate axillary racemes or umbels


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
3 cm long glabrous, greenish when young, becoming yellowish - - {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Seed - sown fresh it usually germinates well [3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

dispersed in open country, savannah, gallery forest, along coastal areas.

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