English: Brindleberry, Malabar tamarind, pot tamarind
Hindi: Bilathy Amly बिलाति अंलि
Malayalam: Kudampuly കുടംപുളി
Indian garcinia or Pot tamarind tropical tree grows up to 12 m tall. Leaves are simple, opposite, petiole 5 to 1.6 cm long, elliptic, tapered to apex, trunk and bark are reddish brown color and with yellowish sticky latex, flowers are borne in axillary as clusters, calyx cream and petals pink. Fruits or berries resembled pumpkin and pale green to yellow when ripe, globose, 6 to 8 grooved, 5 cm in diameter, and many-seeded. Dried fruits except seeds are the useful part.
Useful plant parts:
Fruits, roots bark
To treat excess fat, Kapha disorders, and dysentery
Used as purgative medicines in Ayurveda.
How to prepare medicines:
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