Marotti tree

The scientific name of Marotti tree: Hydnocarpus laurifolia

Name of Marotti tree in different languages:

English: Marothi tree, Chaulmugra

Sanskrit: Tuvaraka, Tuvarak, Katukapittha, Kunthavairy

Hindi: कालमोगरा Calmogara, Chalmogra, Chaulmoogra, Jangli Badam

Malayalam: Marotti മരോട്ടി

Plant description:-

Marotti tree – Hydnocarpus laurifolia is a tropical evergreen, medium tree, with many branches, mostly in Western ghats, grow up to 10 m tall. Leaves are alternately arranged, simple, 8 to 23 cm long and 3.5 to 10 cm wide, oblong or elliptic-oblong, tip pointed, margin toothed. Branches brown fissured and blaze pinkish. Flowers are white or greenish white, solitary, borne in leaf axils, and flowering is from January to April. Fruits are brown, berries, woody, round, grow to 10 cm across, seeds numerous.

Useful plant parts:

Seed oil, seeds

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Medicinal uses:

Skin diseases, scrofula, rheumatism, eczema, leprosy, sprains, wounds and sores, Intestinal worms, helminthiasis, and infected wounds.

The chemical contents:

Antineoplastic, anti-inflammatory, hypnocarpic acid, chaulmoorgic acid.

How to prepare medicines:

It  is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like:-


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