Kadamb

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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.

 

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Kadamb is used in various Ayurvedic formulations such as Kadambadi churna, Kadambakadya taila, and Kadambakhandavaleha.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) The anti-dote for Kadamb poisoning is not mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Hridaya (Cardiac tonic)
Other Names Sanskrit: Kadamba, Gandhapushpa, Varshaphala
Hindi: Kadamb
Assamese: Kathal
Bengali: Kadamba
Kannada: Kaduvali, Kadu bele
Malayalam: Kattukadukka
Manipuri: Taramlei
Marathi: Kadamba
Oriya: Kadamba
Telugu: Buruga

 

Properties

Distribution Anthocephalus indicus is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Pharmacognosy The bark, leaves, and fruits of Anthocephalus indicus are used for medicinal purposes in Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani systems of medicine. The bark of the tree is a rich source of triterpenoids, alkaloids, and flavonoids. The leaves are rich in tannins, flavonoids, and alkaloids. The fruit is a rich source of vitamin C and contains alkaloids and flavonoids.
Cultivation Anthocephalus indicus is a hardy tree that grows well in a variety of soils, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. It prefers a warm and humid climate and requires moderate watering.
Physical Constituents The bark of the tree is a rich source of triterpenoids, alkaloids, and flavonoids. The leaves are rich in tannins, flavonoids, and alkaloids. The fruit is a rich source of vitamin C.
Chemical Constituents The bark of the tree contains triterpenoids, alkaloids, and flavonoids. The leaves are rich in tannins, flavonoids, and alkaloids. The fruit contains alkaloids and flavonoids.

 

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