English: Indian Mangrove
Sanskrit: Sagarodurga, तिमिरः Timirah
Malayalam: ഒറയി Orayi Uri, ഉപ്പട്ടി Uppatti, Vella Kandal
Tamil: வெண்கண்டல் Venkantal
White Mangrove is an evergreen tree, grow up to 25 m, and trunk upto 1 m in diameter,upright, Bark brownish- gray, leaves are arranged oppositely, obovate or broadly oblong, rounded at 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.
Useful plant parts:
Leaf, bark, Root, Fruit and seeds
To treat Asthma, diahorreah, dysentry
Astraigent, Contracetive, anddiuretic
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