Scientific name of Banana tree: Musa paradisiaca Linn.

Name of Banana tree in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Kadali, vana lakshmi, svaduphala, dirghapatra, kashthirasa, rambha, mochaka, urustambha, tantu

Hindi: कदली-Kadali, केला-Kela,

Tamil: வாழை-Vazhai

Malayalam: Pooja Kadaly-പൂജാ കദളി , Bhagavan Kadaly-ഭഗവാൻ കദളി , Kadali Vazha-കദളി വാഴ

Plant description:

It is a large herb, that grows up to 9 m tall, found in tropical areas The leaves are dark green, the leaf blade is about 1.5 m and oblong, sheaths are tubular, forming a thick watery trunk. The cone is heart-shaped, maroon in color develops from the heart of the plant and, grows as a large hanging cluster (bunch) is develops as fruit, which is leathery, oblong, fleshy, and when it ripe color changes green to yellow, and fragrant.

For medicinal purposes and in Hindu poojas, the commonly used variety is Kadalyppazham, the other names are Bhagavan Kadaly and Pooja Kadaly.

Useful plant parts:

Fruit, leaf, stem, rhizome.

Medicinal uses:

To treat scurvy, burning sensation, to control worm infestation, to increase digestive power, hemorrhoid,

How to prepare medicines:

One of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-


Scientific studies:


Tags: കദളിപ്പഴം ( Kadalippazham) പൂജാകദളി Pooja Kadali


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