Paradise tree-Lakshmi tharu

The scientific name of Paradise tree-Lakshmi tharu: Simarouba glauca

Name of Paradise tree-Lakshmi tharu in different languages:-

English: dysentery-bark, bitter-wood.

Hindi: Ainta, Hartho, Bilchuli

Malayalam: lakshmi tharu-ലക്ഷ്മിതരു

Sanskrit: Swargeeya vruksh

Plant description:

This tree is native to native to Florida -America, it is a medium deciduous tree, grows up to 50 ft tall, the leaves are arranged pinnately, ovate-oblong, leathery, shiny, and oblong, brownish green when young, the flowers are small, inconspicuous, yellowish in color, the fruits are edible, 1 inch long, born clusters, dark purple in color, with a hard surface.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Odd-pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 Odd-pinnate-leaflet-in-rows  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, Bark, oil

Medicinal uses:

To treat cancers, diarrhea, malaria, dysentery, colitis, wounds, sores, astringent, cytotoxic, emmenagogue, tonic, febrifuge,  sudorific, and vermifuge.

Chemical content:

Amoebicide, analgesic, anthelmintic

Medicinal properties:

Antiviral, antibacterial, antidysenteric, antileukemic, antimalarial, antimicrobial, anti-tumorous.

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