State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPB) Kerala

Allophylus cobbe (L.) Raeusch.

  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Vernacular names: Mukkannanpezhu, മുക്കണ്ണൻ പേഴ് (Malayalam), Tripurah (Sanskrit), Sirusalle (Tamil)
  • Distribution: South India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia
  • Description: Shrubs or small trees. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets ovate or elliptic-ovate or rhomboid-ovate. Inflorescence axillary. Flower white or yellowish-white in raceme. Fruits globose.
  • Habit: Shrub
  • Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  • Flowering & Fruiting: July-November

  • Parts used: Bark, leaves and fruits
  • Properties & Uses: Astringent. Leaves are used to treat headache, rheumatic pains and fever. Roots are used to treat piles, nose bleeds, diarrhea and rheumatic pain.
  • Systems of Medicines: Folk,
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