Black Dammar Tree

Scientific name of Black Dammar Tree: Canarium strictum

Name of Black Dammar Tree in different languages:-

English: Black Dhup

Hindi: Doopa

Malayalam: Thelli-തെള്ളി, കറുത്തകങ്ങല്യം,  തെള്ളിപ്പയിൻ, പന്തപ്പയിൻ, വിരിക

Sanskrit: मन्दधूपः mandadhupah

Tamil: கருங்குங்கிலியம் karu-n-kunkiliyam

Plant description:

Canarium strictum – Black dammar is found in moist deciduous to semi-evergreen forests, in the Western Ghats, up to the altitude of 1400 meters, grows up to 40 meters tall. Leaves are bipinnate, oppositely arranged and sized 5 inches in length and a 2-2.5 inch wide, young leaves are reddish brown it became green when old, the is scaly and thick when get wound a brownish secretion produces which is used to fuming to repel mosquitoes.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate


Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

bronchial ailments, rheumatism, fever, cough, syphilis, asthma, epilepsy, chronic skin disorders, and hernia, to repel mosquitoes

Chemical contents:

Junenol, Canarone, and Epikhusinal.


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