White Mangrove

The Scientific name of White Mangrove: is Avicennia officinalis

Name of White Mangrove in different languages:

English: Indian Mangrove

Sanskrit: Sagarodurga, तिमिरः Timirah

Hindi: Bina

Malayalam: ഒറയി Orayi  Uri, ഉപ്പട്ടി Uppatti, Vella Kandal

Tamil: வெண்கண்டல் Venkantal

Plant description:

White Mangrove is an evergreen tree, that grows up to 25 m, and with a trunk up to 1 m in diameter, upright, Bark brownish- gray, leaves are arranged oppositely, obovate or broadly oblong, rounded at the tip, size 4 to 12 cm long, and  2 to 6 cm wide, base acute or rounded, thick, leathery, upper surface is shiny green, underneath gray-green, hairy and resin dots. Flowers are many 2 to 12 together, stalkless, up to 10 mm long, bell-shaped, tubular, yellow-brown with 4  spreading petals.  Fruits are flattened, Capsule, broadly ovoid, up to 2.5 cm long. Seed single, large, germinating in water.The roots rise above the soil from long shallow, and horizontal.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, bark, Root, Fruit, and seeds.

Medicinal uses:

To treat Asthma, diarrhea, dysentery.

Ayurveda uses of White Mangrove

White Mangrove, scientifically known as Avicennia marina, is a coastal plant with several traditional uses in Ayurvedic medicine:

1. Digestive Disorders: It’s employed to treat digestive issues like indigestion and flatulence.

2. Respiratory Health: Used for respiratory conditions such as coughs and bronchitis.

3. Wound Healing: Its extracts are applied externally to aid wound healing.

4. Anti-inflammatory: Believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, it’s used for conditions involving inflammation.

5. Skin Disorders: Utilized in remedies for certain skin conditions, although caution is advised due to potential toxicity.

6. Antimicrobial: It’s believed to have properties that can combat infections.

7. Nervine Tonic: Some formulations use it as a calming or strengthening agent for the nervous system.

8. Fever Reduction: Used to lower fever, acting as an antipyretic.

9. Gastrointestinal Health: This may help with various gastrointestinal disorders.

Always consult a qualified healthcare professional before using White Mangrove or any herbal remedy.

Medicinal Properties:

Astraigent, Contracetive, anddiuretic.

Chemical contents:

Formalin, carrageenin.

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