English: Chunga, Symplocos tree.
Sanskrit: Lodhra, Mahalodhra, Bhillataru
Hindi: Bholiya, Sodha
Malayalam: Pachotti-പാച്ചോറ്റി, Parala
Tamil: li lotai, Velli leti
The Lodh tree is an evergreen tree, that grows up to 15 m high, the bark is smooth creamy white, light grey, thin, the leaves are simple, arranged alternately, estipulate; petiole up to 15 mm, slender, glabrous, elliptic, elliptic- elliptic-oblong, base and apex acute. Flowers are white, born in axillaries, simple and 7 cm long, corolla 1 cm across, five-lobed, ovate. Fruit is a drupe, glabrous, 8 mm across, globose ribbed, purple; seeds are oblong up to 3 numbers.
Useful plant parts:
To heal wounds; treat Kapha disorders, leucorrhoea, stop bleeding, inflammations and swellings, excessive bleeding, asthma, cough, ulcers, arthritis, leucorrhoea, diarrhea, and skin diseases.
Symposide, loturine, colloturine loturidine
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