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Family: Boraginaceae (forget-me-not family)
Genus: Cordia
Botanical name: Cordia dichotoma
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Sleshmataka, Bahuvara
Hindi: Lasura, Lasora
English: Sebesten plum, Indian cherry, Clammy cherry, Fragrant manjack, Snotty gobbles, Glue berry, Pink pearl, Bird lime tree
Malayalam: Naruvari, Narunari, Naruviri, Naruveeli
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Sebesten plum is a small to moderate-sized deciduous tree with a short bole and spreading crown. The stem bark is greyish brown, smooth or longitudinally wrinkled. Flowers are short-stalked, bisexual, white in colour which open only at night. The fruit is a yellow or pinkish-yellow shining globose which turns black on ripening and the pulp gets viscid.
The immature fruits are pickled and are also used as a vegetable fodder. The leaves also yield good fodder. The seed kernel has medicinal properties. It is often cultivated for its fruits throughout the range of its natural distribution. In Burma, the Pa-O people grow the tree (called "thanapet") for its edible leaves.
Bark, Fruit, Leaves of Sebesten plum is used for cough, fever, ringworm, urinary dieses, chest disease hence it relief from severe colic pain.
Cordia dichotoma
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