Morinda coreia Medicinal Uses

Morinda coreia Buch.-Ham.

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

Common name

  • English: Morinda tree, Indian mulberry
  • Tamil: Nuna
  • Hindi: Achi
  • Kannada: Maddi mara
  • Marathi: Aseti
  • Telugu: Maddi
  • Malayalam: Manjanathi

Scientific name

  • Name: Morinda coreia Buch.-Ham.
  • Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
  • Synonyms: Morinda pubescens, Morinda tinctoria, Morinda exserta

Morinda coreia Medicinal Uses

  • The plant used for rheumatic disease The fresh fruit is eaten as a laxative to cure flatulence and indigestion.
  • Plant leaves were boiled with water to cure parasites.
  • The leaves used to treat join the broken bone.

Other Uses

  • The morindone (red dye) obtain from root of the tree
  • The dye is used for colouring linen and woollen goods

Morinda Tree Photos

Morinda coreia

Morinda coreia

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