White Madar

The Scientific name of White Madar: Calotropis gigantea (Linn.)

Name of White Madar in different languages:-

English: White crown flower

Sanskrit: Svetarka

Hindi: Aka, Gauri akavana, Mandara

Malayalam: Vella Erukku- വെള്ള എരിക്ക്

Plant description:

The White Madar plant is a large shrub growing up to 3 m tall. The leaves are pale greenish white, rough, oblong, and somewhat ovate; flowers are white, waxy found in clusters with a crown shape, consisting of five pointed petals and a small, rising from the center. The plant has a milky stem.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 Ovate-Egg-shaped  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, latex, leaf, root.

Medicinal properties:

Anti-diarrhoeal, wound healer, Anti-cancerous, cytotoxic

Chemical Constituents:

Anthelmintic, alkaloids, cardenolides, proteolytic enzymes, 

Learn more about Anti-cancerous studies: http://europepmc.org/articles/pmc4087983


Fruits of Madar Plant
Calotropis-procera – Chitterikku
Calotropis gigantica-  Madar Plant
Madar plant

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