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Name: ANOGEISSUS LATIFOLIA
Botanical name : Anogeissus latifolia (Roxb. ex DC ) Wall, ex Guill & Pern
Family : Combretaceae
Dhava, Dhurandhara, Shakataahya, Indravrksha
Rasa : Kashaya, Katu
Guna : Guru,
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Axle-wood, Button tree, Ghatti tree
Hindi : Dhava, Dhaura, Vakali
Unani : Dhaawaa
Distribution : Throughout India in deciduous forests
A moderate to large sized deciduous tree, grows up to 30 m in height with a clear bole of 15 m and with greenish or grayish white smooth bark exfoliating in irregular thin scales. Leaves elliptic or sub-orbicular, obtuse at the apex, rounded or sometimes cordate at base, glabrous when fully grown, midrib prominent, pink, main nerves 6-10 pairs arching, prominent on the lower side, leaves turning red before falling. Flowers sessile in small dense heads; fruits small, many in a globular head, yellowish-brown, winged, hooked with the persistent calyx containing one seed.Anogeissus latifolia is a species of small to medium-sized tree native to the India, Nepal, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. Its common names are axlewood (English), bakli, dhau, dhawa, dhawra, or dhaora (Hindi), takhian-nu (Thai), and raam (Vietnamese).
It is one of the most useful trees in India. Its leaves contain large amounts of tannin, and are used in India for tanning. The tree is the source of Indian gum, also known as ghatti gum, which is used for calico printing among other uses. The leaves are also fed on by the Antheraea paphia moth which produces the tassar silk, a form of wild silk of commercial importance.
Plant root pacifies vitiated kapha, vata and abdominal disorders. The bark cures vitiated conditions of kapha and vata, wounds and ulcers, inflammations,prostatitis, diabetes, haemorrhages, haemoptysis, diarrhoea, dysentery, haemorrhoids, skin diseases, liver diseases, and general debility. The fruits pacify vitiated conditions of kapha and pitta, diarrhoea and dysentery.
Useful part : Roots, bark, leaves, fruits
The leaves, bark and heartwood yield quinic and shikmik acids; leaves contain gallotannin (90–95% of the tannins). The young leaves and shoots contain 50% tannins (dry basis). The bark contains 12–18% tannins. Heartwood contains gallic acid, ellagic acid, its derivatives, quercetinandmyricetin. The gum is mainly the calcium salt of a complex, high molecular weight polysaccharic acid (ghattic acid). The gum is a substitute for Gum arabic.
We provide crude bark and roots of Anogeissus latifolia. You have to powder the herb and use as per medical advise.