Botanical Name Elaeodendron glaucum
Family Celastraceae
Origin India
Description Elaeodendron glaucum is a medium-sized evergreen tree with a height of up to 20 meters. The leaves are simple, alternate, leathery, and glossy, with a length of 5-15 cm and a width of 3-6 cm. The flowers are small and greenish-yellow in color, and the fruit is a woody capsule, which splits into five parts to release the seeds.
Parts Used The bark of the tree is used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The dose of Elaeodendron glaucum varies depending on the formulation and the condition being treated.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Not available
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Not available
Ayurvedic Properties GUNA (Quality): Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry)
RASA (Taste): Tikta (bitter), Kashaya (astringent)
VIPAK (Metabolism): Katu (pungent)
VIRYA (Potency): Ushna (hot)
PRABHAV (Impact): Jwaraghna (antipyretic)
Other Names Sanskrit: Krishnamokshaka
Hindi: Krishnamokshak
Kannada: Hana-kara, Kadu haralu
Malayalam: Kattumatti
Tamil: Kattumatti
Telugu: Yerra chanda


Distribution Elaeodendron glaucum is found in India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia.
Pharmacognosy The bark of Elaeodendron glaucum contains various chemical constituents, such as triterpenes, flavonoids, and alkaloids. The plant has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic properties.
Cultivation Elaeodendron glaucum is mainly propagated through seeds, which are collected from mature fruits. The seeds should be sown in a well-draining soil mix, and the seedlings should be kept in a partially shaded area.
Physical Constituents Not available
Chemical Constituents The bark of Elaeodendron glaucum contains triterpenes, flavonoids, and alkaloids.


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