Kadam




Kadam - Manipur Medicinal Plants
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Common Name

English :Wild chinchona
Hindi :Kadamba
Manipuri :Kadam

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Rubiaceae
Genus :Anthocephalus
Species :cadamba  Linn.
Habit :Handsome tree
Parts Used :Bark, Wood, Fruit, Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Bark is cut and soaked in water for infusion. Bark/leaf is crushed for decoction.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients :Flowers yield an essential oil. Bark contains sapogenins, cadambagenic acid and quinovic acid, b-sitosterol and four saponins like saponins A, B, C & D. Bark contains steroids, alkaloids, fats, etc.
Ailment Treated:Bark infusion is taken in sexual weakness. Bark decoction is tonic and febrifuge. Leaf decoction is good for ulcers, wounds and menrorrhea. Fruits are useful in gastritis and fever.
Source:Wild and sometimes cultivated as avenue tree.

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