Ash Sheora

The Scientific name of Ash Sheora: Glycosmis Pentaphylla

Name of Ash Sheora in different languages:-

English: Rum Berry, Gin berry, Orangeberry.

Sanscrit: Asvasakhotah, Kupiluh.

Hindi: बन निम्बू – Ban nimbu.

Malayalam: Panal-പാണൽ.

Plant description

Ash Sheora or Ban Nimbu-Glycosmis Pentaphylla is an evergreen shrub or small tree, found in Western ghats, throughout Kerala and grow as a weed  in the plantations, plane lands, pocket forests etc., branching,  grows up to 3.5  meters in tall, bark is smooth and dark brown. The leaves are simple, oblong-ovate imparipinnate, and alternate. Flowers are small, white, occurring in leaf axils as clusters. Fruits are berries, 1 cm across1 cm across,  pulpy, globose, pink colored, seed single. The flowering and the fruiting  period is October to May. The fruits are  edible so it is cultivated for fruits.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cuneate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate


Useful plant parts:

Leaf, whole plant, root.

Medicinal uses: 

To treat headache, poisons, wounds etc.

Medicinal Properties:

Antibacterial, anti-fungal.

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