Botanical Name: Coscinium fenestratum
English name – Indian beriberi
Hindi name – Daru Haldi
Tamil name – Mara Manjal
Bangali name – Daruharidra
Punjabi name – Daru Haldi
Telugu name: Kasturipushpa
Coscinium fenestratum is a sturdy woody climber with leathery, shiny leaves and a brightly yellow sap. It is dioecious, flowering and fruiting in August to October. The fruits consists of one or two drupes up to 2 cm across. The plant has a generation span of 25 years.
Coscinium fenestratum has a long history as a medicinal plant in the various traditional medicines of the region where it grows. This includes Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicine in India.