White emetic nut

The Scientific name of White emetic nut: Gardenia gummifera

Name of White emetic nut in different languages:-

English: Gummy cape jasmine, Dekamella-gum gardenia, Cumbi gum tree

Sanskrit: Nadeehingu, Hingunadika, Jantuka, Gandharaja

Hindi: Dekamari

Malayalam: Somanadikayam, Gandharajan, Nanchundam

Tamil: Sirukkambil

Plant description:

White emetic nut is an evergreen, branched, big shrub or small tree that grows to 3 meters. shrubs and small trees. The leaves are arranged oppositely, 5 to 50 cm long and 3 to 25 cm broad, dark green with leathery texture and glossy, margin entire, clear nerved, and tapered apex. stem thin, brownish color. The flowers are solitary or in small clusters, white and turn pale yellow when mature, with a tubular-based corolla with 5 to 12 petals. The fruit is a berry, oblong green; seeds many, rugose. Fruiting is from March onwards.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cuneate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Gum, Flowers

Medicinal uses:

To treat dyspepsia, carminative, diaphoretic, and diarrhea

medicinal properties:

Anti-toxic, anthelmintic, antispasmodic, expectorant, Antiepileptic, carminative, diaphoretic, peripheral and central Analgesic, Cardiotonic, Antioxidant, and Antihyperlipidemic

Chemical contents:

Flavonoid, phenolic acids, tocopherols and Tannins.

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