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Medicinal properties of haridru - Adina cordifolia, Haldina cordifolia Roxb.

haridru :

GIRIKADAMBA - Haldina cordifolia A moderate sized deciduous tree grows up to 35 m in height. Leaves large, cordate, abruptly acuminate. Flowers yellow in globose pedunculate heads; fruits capsules, splitting into two dehiscent cocci, seeds many, narrow, small, and tailed. 

Taxonomical Classification

Family: Rubiaceae


VERNACULAR NAMES

English: Yellow Teak, Saffron Teak, Haldu
Hindi: Kadami, Haldu
Malayalam: Manjakadamb, Malankadamb

Synonyms

Synonyms in Ayurveda: haridruka, pitadaru, kadambak, dhulikadamb, pitkashtha, pitaksupushpa, suravha, pitakadrum, shriman, Girikadamba, Haridru, Haraduakadamba, Gaur-kadamba, Girikadamba, Dharakadamba, Pitadaaru, Kadambapushpa.

Rasa: Kashaya Tikta
Guna: Laghu
Veerya: Sheetha


Phytochemistry:

The heartwood contains indole alkaloids; bark 7.27–9.27% tannin. The leaves contain ursolic acid and quercetin.

Parts used for medicinal purpose

Bark, Root, ,


Morphology:

A moderate sized deciduous tree grows up to 35 m in height. Leaves large, cordate, abruptly acuminate. Flowers yellow in globose pedunculate heads; fruits capsules, splitting into two dehiscent cocci, seeds many, narrow, small, and tailed. 

Geographical distribution:

Found throughtout western ghats. 

Therapeutic Uses:

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, inflammation, urinary retention, wounds and ulcers, skin diseases, biliary colic, infection, dysentery, fever and burning sensation. 

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  1. Brooks says:

    I like the report

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