Pungai vithai 200gm


Pungai vithai:

Hindi name – Dithouri
English name – Indian beech
Malayalam, Tamil name – Pongum
Kannada name – Honge mara

Tamil: Pungai

Telugu: Pungu


A fast-growing deciduous tree up to 20 metres tall that is thought to have originated in India and is found throughout Asia. It is a deciduous tree that grows to about 15-25 meters in height with a large canopy that spreads equally wide. The leaves are a soft, shiny burgundy in early summer and mature to a glossy, deep green as the season progresses. Small clusters of white, purple, and pink flowers blossom on their branches throughout the year, maturing into brown seed pods. The tree is well suited to intense heat and sunlight and its dense network of lateral roots and its thick, long taproot make it drought tolerant.



The seed oil is given as a stomachic and cholagogue in the treatment of dyspepsia and cases of sluggish liver[

It is used externally as a liniment for rubbing on skin diseases and rheumatic joints


It has been shown to be effective in enhancing the pigmentation of skin affected by leucoderma or scabies

The powdered seed is given as an expectorant in the treatment of bronchitis and whooping cough, and is also prescribed as a febrifuge and tonic[
A paste made from the powdered seed is spread on sores and rheumatic joint

The seeds contains 27{03757fda63932f0ac3993842153ee6ada0d2b9df689bdc4584566e34ee984823} bitter and dark colored fixed oil popularly known as Pongamia oil.