Synonyms: F. ramontchi L Herit, Family: Flacourtiaceae
English: Governor’s plum, Puneala plum
Hindi: Paniyala, Kancu
Tamil : Sattaikala
Malayalam: Vaiyyankata, Akhori – അഘോരി, Karimully – കരിമുള്ളി, ചെറുമുള്ളിക്കാച്ചെടി, രാമനോച്ചി, വയങ്കതുക്.
Useful plant parts:
Bark, Leaves, Fruit
Indian Plum is a small tree or large shrub, usually growing up to almost 3-5 m high. Leaves are red or pink in color when it is young. The bark is usually pale or gray and flaking. Flowers are unisexual or occasionally bisexual. Fruit are round, reddish to reddish-black or purple when it becomes ripe, fruits are appetizer and digestive.
Flacourtin, tannin, a phenolic glucoside ester, sucrose, and proteins.
Indian plum or Governor’s Plum is helpful to increase HB levels in the blood, The bark of the tree is useful in vitiated conditions of pitta, odontalgia, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomachic, and debility of the extremities. The fruits are useful in vitiated conditions of pitta and Kapha, rheumatism, nausea, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, inflammations, skin diseases, diabetes, jaundice, tumors, urinary disorders, poisonous bites, skin diseases, erysipelas, nephropathy, psychopathy, scabies, strangury, jaundice, gastropathy and splenomegaly
The fruits are sweet, sour, astringent, acrid, refrigerant, digestive, stomachic, alexipharmic, anti-inflammatory, depurative, urinary astringent, and liver tonic. The bark and fruits are astringent, acrid, sour, refrigerant, stomachic, and diaphoretic.
How to prepare medicines:
Ripe fruits are edible and can be used to make jam and jelly, and also make beverages with fruits
One of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicine:
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