Lucky Bean Tree

The scientific name of Lucky Bean Tree: Putranjiva roxburghii

Name of Luckey bean tree in different languages:-

English: Putranjiva, child’s amulet tree, spurious wild olive

Hindi: पुत्रजीव putrajiv

Malayalam: പുത്രൻ‌ജീവ-Puthranjeeva, പുത്തിലഞ്ഞി-puththilanji, പൊങ്ങല്യം-Pongalam

Sanskrit: अपत्यम्जीवः apatyamjivah, पुत्रंजीवः putranjivah, श्लीपदमपहः shripadamapah

Tamil: கறிப்பாலை kari-p-palai, புத்திரசீவி puttira-civi

Plant description:

Luckey bean tree is a medium-sized, evergreen tree, growing up to 20 meters high. found in moist and dry deciduous forests, also found in sacred groves. Leaves are simple, arranged alternately, color dark green, and shiny, elliptic to oblong, margin little waved. The flowers are found in short stalks, in axillary clusters in leaf axil. Fruits are ellipsoid or globose drupes, color white velvety, and hard. Flowering and fruiting in March to August.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-elliptic/oblong Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Fruit, leaves, Flowers

Medicinal uses:

To treat rheumatism, to protect pregnancy, increase sperm count

Chemical content:

glycerides, sitosterol, triterpene, putranjivadione

Medicinal properties:


Ayurveda medicinal uses of Lucky Bean Tree

  1. Analgesic Properties: Used to alleviate pain and discomfort.
  2. Anti-inflammatory: Helps reduce inflammation in various conditions.
  3. Digestive Aid: Supports healthy digestion and alleviates gastrointestinal issues.
  4. Wound Healing: Applied topically for its wound-healing properties.
  5. Respiratory Support: Used in respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis.
  6. Anti-anxiety: Traditionally used to calm the mind and reduce anxiety.
  7. Antimicrobial: Contains properties that may help combat infections.
  8. Anti-parasitic: Used to address parasitic infections.
  9. Immunomodulatory: Supports and balances the immune system.
  10. Cardiovascular Health: Some formulations use it to support heart health.

As with any herbal remedy, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before using the Lucky Bean Tree for medicinal purposes. They can provide personalized advice based on individual health conditions and potential interactions with other medications or treatments. Additionally, it’s important to note that the Lucky Bean Tree contains potentially toxic compounds, so it should be used with caution and under professional guidance.


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