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Family: Ebenaceae (ebony family)
Genus: Diospyros
Botanical name: Diospyros malabarica
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Tinduka, Tinduki
Hindi: Gabh, Tedu
English: Indian persimmon, Gaub Tree, Malabar ebony, Black-and-white Ebony, Pale Moon Ebony
Malayalam: Panachi, Pananji, Panacha
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Indian persimmon is a long lived, very slow growing tree, which can reach up to 35 m in height with a black trunk up to 70 cm in diameter. It is not attacked by insects. It is the provincial tree of Ang Thong Province in Thailand.
Both the bark of the tree and the unripe fruit have medicinal uses in Ayurveda. Unripe leaves and fruits were traditionally used to dye cloth black. The tree exudes a glutinous substance used for caulking and sealing boats in the traditional way. The unripe fruit is rich in tannins and used for curing nets, leather etc.
Diospyros malabarica
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