Black cherry

Scientific name of Black cherry: Carissa carandas

Name of Black cherry in different languages:-

Sanscrit: Karonda करौंदा

English: caranda

Malayalam: Kara- കാര, Karandippazham-കരണ്ടിപ്പഴം, karaka-കാരക്ക, karonda-കരോണ്ട, Karuthacherry-കറുത്തചെറി

Plant description of Black cherry:-

Black cherry – Caranda is a multi-branched, semi-vine shrub. Leaves are dark green,1 to 1.5 inch long, shiny and oppositely arranged and with large spines. When leaves or stems are injured, a white milky sticky sap is seen, flowers are found in clusters, white with rose stalk and it is aromatic, berries are whitish with purple lines, it became deep red or black when it is ripe.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate

Useful plant parts: Leaf, Fruit

Ayurveda Medicinal uses of Black cherry

In Ayurveda, Black Cherry is known for its therapeutic properties:

1. Anti-Inflammatory:Eases inflammation in joints and muscles.
2. Analgesic: Offers natural pain relief, helpful for arthritis and muscle pain.
3. Digestive Aid: Aids digestion and relieves constipation.
4. Antioxidant: Fights free radicals, supporting overall health.
5. Urinary Health: Supports kidney function and reduces urinary issues.
6. Skin Conditions: Helps with conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
7. Anti-Aging: Nourishes and rejuvenates tissues.
8. Anti-Cancer Properties: Some studies suggest potential anti-cancer effects.

Always consult an Ayurvedic practitioner for proper usage and dosage.

Chemical content: terpenoids, Iron, Vitamin-c

How to prepare medicines: Press the root can be used to repel house fly

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