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Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Genus: Neolamarckia
Botanical name: Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Kadamba, Kutsitanga
English: Kadam
Hindi: Kadamb
Malayalam: Kadambu, Katambu, Attutekku
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
A fully mature Kadam tree can reach up to 45m in height. It is a large tree with a broad crown and straight cylindrical bole. It is quick growing, with broad spreading branches and grows rapidly in the first 6-8 years. The trunk has a diameter of 100-160 cm, but typically less than that. Leaves are 13-32 cm long. Flowering usually begins when the tree is 4–5 years old. Kadam flowers are sweetly fragrant, red to orange in colour, occurring in dense, globular heads of approximately 5.5 cm diameter. The fruit of N. cadamba occur in small, fleshy capsules packed closely together to form a fleshy yellow-orange infructescence containing approximately 8000 seeds. On maturing, the fruit splits apart, releasing the seeds, which are then dispersed by wind or rain.
The bark is bitter, astringent, acrid, cooling, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, digestive, carminative, alexeteric, galactagogue, febrifuge, diuretic, expectorant, constipating, antiemetic, vulnerary and tonic. It is useful in vitiated conditions of pitta, inflammation, haemoptysis, gastropathy, fever, strangury, cough, diarrhoea, vomiting, burning sensation, dipsia, ophthalmopathy, wounds, ulcers and debility. A decoction of leaves is good for ulcers, wounds and metrorrhea. The fruits are useful in gastric irritability and fever.
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