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Botanical Name Semecarpus anacardium
Family Anacardiaceae
Origin India
Description Kakadani is a small tree that grows up to a height of 12 meters. The leaves are simple, alternate, and oblong in shape. The fruit is a drupe, about 2-3 cm in diameter, and contains a nut that is highly toxic.
Parts Used The bark, leaves, and seeds of Kakadani are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The dose of Kakadani depends on the formulation and the condition being treated. It should only be taken under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner.