haridru :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 ClassificationFamily: Rubiaceae
VERNACULAR NAMESEnglish: Yellow Teak, Saffron Teak, Haldu
Hindi: Kadami, Haldu
Malayalam: Manjakadamb, Malankadamb
SynonymsSynonyms in Ayurveda: haridruka, pitadaru, kadambak, dhulikadamb, pitkashtha, pitaksupushpa, suravha, pitakadrum, shriman, Girikadamba, Haridru, Haraduakadamba, Gaur-kadamba, Girikadamba, Dharakadamba, Pitadaaru, Kadambapushpa.
Rasa: Kashaya Tikta
Phytochemistry:The heartwood contains indole alkaloids; bark 7.27–9.27% tannin. The leaves contain ursolic acid and quercetin.
Parts used for medicinal purposeBark, 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.
- » Classification and names of haridru
- » Synonyms and definitions of haridru
- » Drug Properties of haridru
- » Chemical Constituents of haridru
- » Standardization of haridru
- » Parts used and Dosage of haridru
- » Morphology and Histology of haridru
- » Distribution and Conservation of haridru
- » Cultivation of haridru
- » haridru in the market
- » Medicinal Uses of haridru
- » Researches and clinical trails of haridru
- » haridru in other sytems of medicine
- » Ayurvedic formulations with haridru
- » Images of haridru