ADINA CORDIFOLIA

09.02.2020

Hook. f. ex Brandis

Family > Rubiaceae.

Habitat > Indigenous in deciduous forests all over India.

English > Yellow Teak, Saffron Teak.

Ayurvedic > Haridru, Haraduaa- kadamba, Gaur-kadamba, Girikadamba, Dhaaraakadam- ba, Pitadaaru, Kadambapushpa.

Siddha/Tamil > Manjakadambu.

Folk > Haladu, Kheta Kadam.

Action > Antibacterial, antiseptic, antidysenteric, antibilious (used in biliary colic), febrifuge. Root— astringent.

The heartwood contains indole alkaloids; bark 7.27-9.27% tannin. The leaves contain ursolic acid and querce- tin.

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