NEERADI MUTHU KOTTAI
Common name: Jangli Almond
Botanical name: Hydnocarpus laurifolia
Hindi: Calmogara, Jangli badam •
Kannada: Chalmogra yenne mara, Mirolhakai.
Malayalam: Kodi, Marotti, Nirvatta, Nirvetti
Tamil: Maravetti, Maravattai.
Jangli Almond is a tree up to 10 m tall. Bark is brownish, fissured; blaze pinkish. Branchlets are round, minutely velvet-hairy. Leaves are simple, alternate, carried on 0.7-2.2 cm long stalks. Leaves are 8-23 x 3.5-10 cm, usually oblong to elliptic-oblong, tip long-pointed, often falling off, base narrow, margin toothed, papery, hairless. Midrib is raised above, secondary nerves 5-7 pairs. Flowers are borne in short cymes or solitary, in leaf axils. Petals are white. Berry is woody, round, 6-10 cm across usually brown tomentose, black when young; seeds numerous. Jangli Almond is endemic to the Western_Ghats- very common in South and Central Sahyadri.
It is very effective herb to treat the skin problems
It helps in the natural healing of wounds
This is quite beneficial in the treatment of cholera
This herb is loaded with the blood purification properties
It helps to manage the increased bloodsugar level in the body