English: Indian Kino Tree, Malabar kino, Gummy Kino, Benga
Sanskrit: Bijaka, Pitasala, Asana
Malayalam: Venga വേങ്ങ, Bijaka ബിജക
Indian Kino or Venga (Pterocarpus maruspium) is a tropical forest, Western Ghats deciduous tree, up to the altitude of 1000m., it grows to 30m tall, leaves are green, ovate, tapered apex, is hard, and sized up to 13 cm long and 5 cm wide, flowers are yellow borne in clusters, fragrant, found in branch ends, fruits is single and winged, bark is grey, rough, produced a red resin.
Useful plant parts:
Heartwood, leaves, flowers
Treatment of inflammation and diabetes, dysentery, removal of fat from blood, and antibiotics.
Astringent, pterostilbene, epicatechin, pterostilbene, kinotannic acid, beta-eudesmol, liquiritigenin, isoliquiritigenin, isoliquiritigenin, Pterostilbene, Alkaloids, Tannins, marsupol, kinoin, kino-red liquiritigenin, pterosupin.
How to prepare medicines for Indian Kino:
Heartwood decoction is useful in treating diabetic problems.
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