English: Ceylon Date Palm, Broom palm
Malayalam: Chittenthu, ചിറ്റീന്തൽ-Chiteental
Wild date-palm endemic to southern India, found in ridges and hills, belongs to the palm family, it is a flowering plant, grows to the height of 5 m, this species is slow-growing, solitary stemmed, clumps occur naturally according to its age, the trunks are covered with leaf, fruits are many grow in clusters, golden orange, globose, inside thick and hard.
Useful plant parts: Root, Fruit
Medicinal uses: To treat fever, cardiac debility, peptic ulcer, Vata, Pitta, burning sensation, and general weakness.
Other uses: Bundled dried leave used as a broom in Kerala and Tamilnadu
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