Marking nut tree

Scientific name of Marking nut tree: Semecarpus anacardium

Name of Marking nut tree in different languages:

English: Dhoby nut

Sanskrit: Agnimughi-अग्निमुख

Hindi: Bibba- बिब्बा, Bilava- भिलावा

Malayalam: Alakkucheru-അലക്കുചേര്, Cheru-ചേര്

Plant description:

It is a medium-sized deciduous tree with stiff and large leaves, about 7 to 24 inches long,and  2 to 12 inches wide, obovate-oblong, rounded a t the apex,base rounded, heart-shaped or tapered into the stalk, leathery in look. Flowers are small, borne in axillary panicles. Fruit is a drupe about 1 inch long, ovoid or some time oblong, shining, pale green turn black when ripe, seated on a fleshy cup.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

To increase digestive power, to treat Joint pain due to rheumatism, piles, leprosy, cancer, dermatological conditions, etc.
How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines:-

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