Aegiceras corniculatum Medicinal Uses

Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco

In this article we will discuss about the Aegiceras corniculatum :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: River Mangrove, Black Mangrove
  • Tamil: Narik kantal
  • Hindi: Halsi
  • Marathi: Kajala
  • Telugu: Guggilam
  • Malayalam: Karinjikkata
  • Oriya: Teluni
  • Malay: Kacang-kacang
  • Bengali: Khalsi

Scientific name

  • Name: Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco
  • Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
  • Synonyms: Aegiceras majus, Rhizophora corniculata, Umbraculum corniculatum

Aegiceras corniculatum Medicinal Uses

  • This plant used to cure for asthma, diabetes and rheumatism.
  • Leaves used as fomentation in rheumatism and neuralgia and also used in snake bite.
  • The decoction used in dyspepsia.
  • Bark used for diarrhea.
  • Leaves applied after slight warming on the mumps.

Other Uses

  • The bark and seeds used as a fish poison.
  • The leaves were eaten raw or cooked by the poor.
  • The wood is used as firewood.
  • Women wear the sweetly fragrant flowers as hair ornaments.

Aegiceras corniculatum Photos

Aegiceras corniculatum

Aegiceras corniculatum

Aegiceras corniculatum

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