Oleander Tree

The Scientific name of Oleander: Nerium Odorum, Nerium oleander

Name of Oleander in different languages:-

Sanscrit: Karaveera, Aswamaraka

Hindi: Kaner

Malayalam: Arali-അരളി, രക്തകരവി

Plant description:

Oleander Tree is a fast-growing shrub, that grows up to 2–6 m tall with erect stems, mature stems have ash-colored bark. The leaves are in pairs, thick and leathery, dark-green, with a size of 5–21 cm long and 1–3.5 cm broad. The flowers grow in clusters at the end of branches, with different colors such as white, pink, or red. The fruit capsule length 5–23 cm long. Oleander is a toxic plant.

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, bark of root.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cuneate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 long-tapered  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Medicinal uses:

To induce heart muscle function, one of the contents of Karaveerathi Thailam is used to treat Cancer.

Chemical contents: Glycosides, Toxic

How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

Arali aralypoo1


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