Carissa carandas L.
In this article we will discuss about the Carissa carandas :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.
- English: Karanda, Christ Thorn, Jasmine flowered carrisa
- Tamil: Kalaaha, Kila, Kilaakkaai, Kalakkai
- Hindi: Karaunda
- Kannada: Kavali hoovu
- Marathi: karvand
- Telugu: Peddakalavi
- Malayalam: Karakka
- Assamese: Karenja, Korjatenga
- Name: Carissa carandas L.
- Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
- Synonyms: Arduina carandas, Echites spinosus, Jasminonerium carandas
Carissa carandas Medicinal Uses
- The stem part of plant is used to strengthen tendons.
- Fruits has been used to treat various human ailments such as: colic, oedema, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, indigestion, cardiac diseases, amenorrhoea.
- The plant useful for the treatment of fever.
- The root part of it has been used to improve digestion, anthelmintic and antimicrobial .
- Fruits are useful in treatment anorexia and insanity.
- The ripe fruit is used to treat sore throat, mouth ulcer and skin disorders.
- The fruit is used to improve female libido and to remove worms from the intestinal tract.
- The juice can be applied to the skin to elieve the skin problems.
- The fruit is edible and used pickled before it gets ripened.
- Ripe fruit used for making pickle, jelly, jam, squash, syrup, tarts and chutney
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- Tesfaye, Tamrat & Ravichadran, Yesudass. (2018). Traditional Uses, Pharmacological Action and Phytochemical Analysis of Carissa carandas Linn.: A Review. Natural Products Chemistry & Research. 06. 10.4172/2329-6836.1000334.
- Jayakumar, Kaliyamoorthy and B. Muthuraman. “Traditional Uses and Nutrient Status of Indian Native Plant Fruit (Carissa carandas Linn.).” (2018).