Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Chempakam - Michelia champaca

Chempakam Michelia champaca
Chempakam - Michelia champaca

Properties of Chempakam

Botanical name Michelia champaca Linn.
Family Magnolianaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Magnolianaceae
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Kashaya, Tikta
Guna Guru, Snigda
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Golden Champak, Champak
Hindi Champa
Malayalam Chempakam

Description of the Plant

Moderate sized tree grows up to 30 meters. Leaves are simple, alternate, oblong, and lanceolate, length 15-20 cm. upper surface smooth, lower hairy. Flowers are yellowish with fragrance, solitary and axillary. Fruits are long ovoid or ellipsoid capsules. Seeds are small and red colored. Germinative capacity of seeds is poor.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated tridosha, Detoxify poison, worm infestation, increase digestive power, diuretic and cures fever. Flowers reduce burning sensation, cures skin disease and ulcer. Dictation of the bark acts as remedy for amenorrhea.

Useful parts of the herb

Whole plant.

Chempakam Michelia champaca
Chempakam - Michelia champaca

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