English: Black Dhup
Malayalam: Thelli-തെള്ളി, കറുത്തകങ്ങല്യം, തെള്ളിപ്പയിൻ, പന്തപ്പയിൻ, വിരിക
Sanskrit: मन्दधूपः mandadhupah
Tamil: கருங்குங்கிலியம் karu-n-kunkiliyam
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.
Useful plant parts:
bronchial ailments, rheumatism, fever, cough, syphilis, asthma, epilepsy, chronic skin disorders, and hernia, to repel mosquitoes
Junenol, Canarone, and Epikhusinal.
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