Small Indian oak

Scientific name of Small Indian oak: Barringtonia acutangula

Name of Small Indian oak in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Samudraphala, Hijjala, Pichul, Raktamanjara, Nichul

Hindi: Hijjal

English: Indian oak, Freshwater Mangrove, Indian Oak, Indian Putat

Malayalam: Adambu, Neerpezhu, ആറ്റുപെഴ്‌ -Attupezhu, Attupera

Plant description:

It is a medium evergreen tree; the leaves are pale green, about 12 cm long, and elliptic. The flowers are small, fragrant, hanging in slender pendulous many-flowered racemes, length up to 30 cm. Fruit are 2.5 to 3.7 cm long, quadrangular, broadest in the middle, reddish-green in color.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Denticulate Venation-Reticulated


Useful plant parts:

bark, seeds

Chemical content:

Medicinal uses:

To treat liver disorders, Cholera, Gum trouble, Toothache, and Rheumatism.

Used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:

Katakakhadiradi Kashayam

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