English: Small-Fruited Jujube, Wild Jujube
Sanskrit: Karkandhu, Laghu badarh
Hindi: Makkay, Makai
Malayalam: Tudali-തുടലി, Cheriya Elanta-ചെറിയഇലന്ത
Tamil: Suraimullu -ஸுரைமுல்ல, Surai ilantai
It is a very spiny shrub, rusty-velvety, with paired thorns, commonly grown as a weed, in abandoned areas, and semi-forest areas. The leaves are arranged alternately, simple, ovate-lance shaped, apex acute-acuminate three nerved and many transverse nervous, leaf margin denticulate. The flowers are tiny, green, borne in nearly stalkless cymes in leaf apex. Fruits are berries, globose or ovoid drupes, black, and shining.
Useful plant parts:
Fruits, root, bark, leaf
Treat hyper-acidity, Infection, stomachache and healing wounds, sore throats, dysentery, and uterus inflammation.
Hepato-protective, Astringent bitter, anthelmintic, digestive and antiseptic
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