Indian lilac

The scientific name of the Indian lilac: Melia azedarach

Name of Indian lilac in different languages:

English: Cape lilac, The Persian lilac

Sanskrit: Nimba, Arista

Hindi: Bakain बकैन

Malayalam:Veppu-വേപ്പ്, Malaveppu

Tamil: காட்டு வேம்பூ Kattu vembhu.

Plant description:

 Indian lilac is a fast-growing deciduous tree that reaches a height of 5-7  meters, branching, leaves are bi-pinnate and sized 20 to 40 cm long, and pale green leaflets about 3 to 8 cm long. Flowers are lilac or purplish, fragrant, star-shaped born in clusters, bisexual flowers, and both male and female flowers exist on the same tree. The fruits are green, roundish, and commonly in a cluster, and size 0.3 to 0.5 cm, yellow in color when they ripen. It is said to be poisonous.

Useful plant parts:

Bark, Leaf, Seed oil.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Tapered Margin-Serrated Venation-pinnate
 tapered  Margin_Serrated--Forward-teething  Venation-pinnate


Medicinal uses: 

Headache, rheumatism, asthma.

Chemical content:

Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial, antiviral.

How to prepare medicines:

Chickenpox itching can be reduced by rubbing plant leaves gently, it is also capable of preventing infection, can prevent bleeding.

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