Neeli Avuri


Neeli amari

Sanskrit – Neeli

Hindi – Neel

Tamil – Neelam,Avari

Telugu – Avari

Malayalam-Amari Neelachedi


A shrub 2 metres high with branches which are bluish red when tender.  It has seven to 13 leaflets which turn from green to grayish black when dry.  The flowers are very small but bloom in great numbers.  The fruits are cylindrical pods which turn dark brown when ripe,each with ten to 12 seeds.


  • Neeli is an anti-toxic.
  • Chewing roots provide relief from toothache
  • Neelyamari is a natural hair dye