English: Indian Copal, Malabar tallow, Vateria, Piney varnish tree
Sanskrit: Rala, Sसर्जकः Sarjakah
Hindi: Badasal, सफेद डामर safed daamar
Tamil: Painimaram, Vellaikundrikam,Tamil: துருளக்கம் turulakkam, வெள்ளைக்குங்கிலியம் Vellaikkunki-liyam
White Dammar is an evergreen tall tree, found in the Western Ghats elevation of more than 1200 m, grows up to 40 m tall, The bark is greyish and smooth, and young branchlets are hairy and round. Leaves are alternately arranged, simple, and spirally, Leaf-stalks are 3.5 cm, enlarged at apex, leaves are 27 cm and 10 cm broad, elliptic-oblong, apex abruptly long-pointed or blunt, base round or heart-shaped, margin entire, leathery. Flowers are white, anthers yellow, borne in panicles in the leaf axils, fruits are the capsule, pale brown, oblong, up to 6.4cm and 3.8 cm, one-seeded.
Useful plant parts:
To treat amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, bronchitis, tubercular glands, hemicranias, chronic rheumatism, hemorrhoids, and neuralgia.
Thermogenic, depurative, expectorant and alexeteric.
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