Sweet Indrajao

The scientific name of Sweet indrajao: Wrightia Tinctoria

Name of Sweet Indrajao in different languages:-

English: Black Indrajau, Dyeing Rosebay, Dyers’s Oleander, Pala Indigo Plant

Hindi: दुधी dudhi, काला कुडा kala kuda, इन्द्रजौ indrajau, करायजा karayaja

Sanskrit: असित कुटज asita kutaj, hyamaraka, स्त्री कुटज stri kutaja, Meetha Indrayava.

Malayalam:  ദന്തപ്പാല  Dantappala, ദന്തപ്പാല bhanthappaala, കമ്പിപ്പാല kampippaala,vettupala

Tamil: இரும்பாலை irum-palai, வெட்பாலை vet-palai, பாலை paalai

Plant description:

It is a deciduous tree, growing up to 15 m; bark is up to 10 mm thick, grey or Bark yellowish brown, the flakes are irregular and smooth; The leaves are simple, arranged oppositely, estipulate; petiole 2 to 5 mm long, stout and glabrous; , oblong-lanceolate or elliptic-ovate; base acute; apex acuminate or caudate; margin entire, glaucous beneath, glabrous, chartaceous. Flowers are white, scented, bisexual, and found in terminal cymes along with new leaves. Fruit is 15 to 45 cm long, slender, cylindric, smooth, green; seed 16 mm long, black.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Tapered Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Seeds, Leaf, Bark

Medicinal uses:

To treat fever, stomach ache, skin diseases like psoriasis and dermatitis.

Chemical content:

Medicinal properties:

Anti-inflammatory and anti-dandruff

Ayurveda uses of Sweet Indrajao

One of the ingredients in:

Arshen Tablet

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