Description: Medium trees, surface grey or yellowish-grey, smooth; blaze pinkish-brown; Leaves simple, opposite to alternate, glabrous. Flowers bisexual, pale green or yellow, in axillary aggregated globose heads. Fruit a drupe, greenish-yellow; seed one, obovate.
Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
Parts used: Root, bark and gum
Properties & Uses: The bark is used to treat anemia, piles, leprosy and chronic diarrhea. Paste form of the bark is used for the treatment of swelling. The decoction of the bark is used to treat skin diseases. The gum is used as an emulsifier, stabilizer and thickener in calico printing, ceramics, food and pharmaceuticals.
Systems of Medicines:
Ayurveda, Folk, Unani,
Traditional Uses:The pounded bark mixed with water taken internally to cure diarrhea.