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Botanical Name Anthocephalus indicus
Family Rubiaceae
Origin Southeast Asia
Description Anthocephalus indicus, commonly known as Kadamb, is a large, deciduous tree that grows up to 30 meters tall. The tree has a straight trunk with greyish-brown bark that is rough and flaky. The leaves are simple, alternate, and ovate-oblong in shape, measuring 10-20 cm long and 6-10 cm wide. The tree produces small, fragrant, white flowers that grow in clusters and are about 1 cm in diameter. The fruit of the tree is a small drupe that is green when young and turns orange-yellow when ripe.
Parts Used The bark, leaves, and fruits of Anthocephalus indicus are used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The dosage of Anthocephalus indicus varies depending on the form of the medicine and the condition being treated. It is important to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before taking any form of medicine.