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Family: Dipterocarpaceae (Sal family)
Genus: Dipterocarpus
Botanical name: Dipterocarpus turbinatus
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit:
Hindi: Garjan, teli-garjan
English: Garjan
Malayalam: Nervatti Nirvatti
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
A lofty tree, 30-40 m tall with a straight bole. Leaves 12-36 cm long, variable, elliptic or oblong-ovate, rarely oblong, acute or acuminate, glabrous on both surfaces, coriaceous. Flowers in axillary, few-flowered spikes; petals 2-4.5 cm long, tomentose, more densely on the outside. Fruit-belly ovoid; wings 11.5-18 cm long.
Oleo-resin obtained from the trunk. The oleo-resin is used as an external application for ulcers, ring worm and other cutaneous affections. It Has been used in gonorrhoea and gleet. As an expectorart it is given with malt extract.
Nervatti
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