Large-Seeded Salacia

Scientific name of Large-Seeded Salacia: Salacia Macrosperma

Name of Large-Seeded Salacia in different languages:

English: Common Willow

Hindi: Lendphal

Malayalam: Anakorandi – ആനക്കൊരണ്ടി

Plant description:

It is found throughout Western Ghat areas, it is an endemic, perennial, tall tree, growing up to 8 meters tall, it commonly grows in hot temperatures. Leaves are 11 cm and 4 cm, elliptic, dark green, ovate-oblong, margin entire, and venation reticulated; its flowers are small and yellow in color.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Heart-Wood, roots, Leaves

Medicinal uses:

Ayurvedic treatment for diabetic

Chemical content:

Flavanoids, Glycosides, Albosides, Salicin, Salicortin

How to prepare medicines:

Wood is boiled in water and drinking daily is beneficial to reduce blood sugar.

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