Wild Almond

Scientific name of Wild Almond: Sterculia Foetida

Name of Wild Almond in different languages:-

English: Bastard Poon Tree, Java Olive Tree, Hazel Sterculia,  Wild Almond Tree

Sanskrit: Vitkhadirah

Hindi: जंगली बादाम Jangli Badam

Malayalam: Poothiyunartthy പുതിയുണർത്തി, Pinar-പിണർ, Pottakkavalam-പൊട്ടക്കാവളം, Peenari-പീനാറി, Malambarathy-മലമ്പരത്തി.

Tamil: Kutiraippitukku

Plant description:

Wild Almond or Poon tree -Sterculia Foetida is a tall deciduous tree with smooth, grey bark that is faintly ridged, branches numerous, whorled, and horizontal, the leaves are elliptical, 9 leaflets, up to 17 cm long, tapered at the end. The flowers are green or purple, large, found in panicles; they are up to 15 cm long. The fruits are red when ripe and contain black seeds which are edible.

Useful plant parts:

Seed, bark

Leaf Arrangement


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


Chemical contents: 

Flavonoid glycosides, glucuronide, hypocretin, glucoside, phenylpropanoid, glucose ester, Acetate and ketone.

Medicinal Properties:


How to prepare medicines:

Wild Almonds is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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