Terminalia catappa L.
In this article we will discuss about the Terminalia catappa :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.
- English: Indian Almond Tree
- Tamil: Nattuvadumai, Vadumai, Saraparuppu, Vatha-kottai
- Hindi: Jangli-badam, Badam
- Kannada: Taree
- Marathi: Badam
- Telugu: Badamu
- Malayalam: Ketapag
- Name: Terminalia catappa L.
- Family: Combretaceae (Rangoon creeper family)
- Synonyms: Terminalia badamia, Juglans catappa, Badamia commersonii, Buceras catappa
Terminalia catappa Medicinal Uses
- The crushed leaves with Dacrydium elatum and rhizomes of Cyperus rotundus are combined to treat dysentery.
- The juice of the leaves is ingested for coughs
- The leaves are used to cure headaches, jaundice, indigestion and colic.
- Bark and root bark are useful for bilious fever, diarrhoea, thrush, and as a remedy for sores and abscesses.
- An infusion of the bark is used to treat stomach ache and also as an emetic for infants. Externally, the bark is used to treat sores, pimples and fungal skin diseases.
- The seeds are edible, they can be eaten raw or cooked.
- Widely grown as ornamental tree.
- The seed oil from the plant is used for making soap.
Indian Almond Tree Photos
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- Terminalia catappa L. | species – india biodiversity portal. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2022, from https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/264875