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Family: Appocynaceae
Genus: Wrightia
Botanical name: Wrightia tinctoria Linn
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Svetakutaja, Hayamaraka
Hindi: Duhi, Mitaindarjau
English: Ivory wood, Sweet Indrajao, Pala indigo plant, Dyers's oleander
Malayalam: Vettupala, Dandappala, Ayyappala
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Ivory wood is a small, deciduous tree with a light gray, scaly smooth bark. Native to India and Burma, Wrightia is named after a Scottish physician and botanist William Wright (1740 - 1827). From a distance, the white flowers may appear like snow flakes on a tree. The fruits pendulous, long paired follicles joined at their tips. The hairy seeds are released as the fruit dehisces. The leaves of this tree yield a blue dye called Pala Indigo. Sweet Indrajao is called dhudi (Hindi) because of its preservative nature. Supposedly a few drops of its sap in milk prevent curdling and enhance its shelf life, without the need to refrigerate. The wood of Sweet Indrajao is extensively used for all classes of turnery. It is made into cups, plates, combs, pen holders, pencils and bed stead legs. It is commonly used for making Chennapatna toys.
The Leaf, Seeds, Root and Bark of Ivory wood is used for piles, fever, stomach ache and skin diseases.
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