Bandicoot Berry

Scientific name of Bandicoot Berry: Leea indica

Name of Bandicoot Berry in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Chatri

Hindi: कुकुर जिह्वा Kukur jihwa

Tamil: Ottannalam, Nalava

Malayalam: Njallu- ഞള്ള്, Njazhuku-ഞഴുക്

Plant description:

Bandicoot Berry is commonly found in the Western Ghats, tropical areas evergreen forest throughout India, it is a shrub grows up to five meters tall, branches are straight. The leaves are big, pinnately arranged or triple compounded, up to 120 cm long. The flowers are small, greenish-white in color. The fruits are Berries, globose, born in clusters, about 0.7 cm across, purple-black in color and 4 to 6 seeds.

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, Root

Medicinal uses:

To treat dysentery, skin problems, vertigo, digestive disorders, diarrhea.

Chemical contents:

Hydrocarbons, lupeol, beta-sitosterol, phthalic acid, palmitic acid, solanesol, farnesol, gallic acid, ursolic acid.

How to prepare medicnes with Leea Indica plant:

Decoction of the root is used  in colic, and it  is cooling and relieves excess thirst.

The root decoction  is used in the treatments of diarrheal and dysentery.

The  leaves are roasted and applied to the head in vertigo.

The juice of the young leaves are given as a digestive.

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