Milagarani Veer 200gm

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Milagarani Veer

 

Botanical Name:  Toddalia asiatica

Family: Rutaceae (Citrus family)

Common name: Orange Climber, forest pepper

Hindi: Jangali kalimirch

Kannada: Dodda kadu menasu

Khasi: Soh sat

Malayalam: Akkattutali

 

Description:

Orange Climber is a liana with woody, corky, thorny stems that climb on trees, reaching up to 10 m in length. It has shiny green lemon-scented leaves, creamish white flowers. Sepals are 0.3-0.5 mm. Petals ovate to elliptic, 1-3.5 mm. Stamens in male flowers are 3-4 mm, whereas in female flowers they are ligulate and only 0.2-0.8 mm. Disk is 0.2-0.5 mm. Gynoecium in female flowers ovoid to ellipsoid and 1.5-2.5 mm, in male flowers subcylindric and 1-2 mm. Fruits are orange about half a cm wide that taste like orange peel. The seeds are dispersed by birds and monkeys that eat the fruits.

Benefits:

  • The plant is used medicinally by many African peoples, including the Maasai, who use it for malaria, cough, and influenza.
  • The roots contain coumarins that have antiplasmodial activity.
  • Extracts of the plant has antiviral activity against H1N1 influenza.
  • The leaves are used in the treatment of lung diseases and rheumatism
  • An infusion is used as a treatment for asthma.

 

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