Amruth Home Garden

Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.

hale hirekodasige kodasige (Holarrhena antidysentrica)

  • dhudi hat (Hindi)
  • hale hirekodasige kodasige (Kannada)
  • kaipakotakap-pala-vitta (Malayalam)
  • Kuda (Marathi)
  • girimallika (Sanskrit)
  • erukkalaipalai (Tamil)

Description: Shrubs, up to 4 m high. Leaves elliptic-oblong, 5-15 x 3-7 cm, base broadly subacute, apex acuminate. Cymes extra-axillary, 5-7-flowers, panicualte. Flowers 2 cm across, fragrant. Mericarps paired, terete, 15-25 x 0.3-0.5 cm. Seeds oblong, with silky coma at apex. Reference: Vijaysankar, R, Ravikumar, K and Ravichandran, K . 2012. Plant resources of Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu, India. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.

How to Grow: MODE OF PROPAGATION: SEEDS 1. Seed propagation: Pretreatment: Fresh seeds tied in cotton bag and soaked in cold water for 24 hours. Sowing method: Seeds sown in polybags or in raised beds. Germination duration: Seeds take about 7-10 days to germinate Germination percent: 80 percent of seeds germinate TRANSPLANTING & AFTERCARE Planting season : Seedlings of 5cm height can be transplanted to polythene bags and after one year they can be planted in the field. Planting method: Planting is done in 30cm cube pits Spacing: 6x6 m. BIBLIOGRAPHY-GENERAL Anonymous,Traded Medicinal Plants in India, A Database on Trade, FRLHT, Bangalore

Parts Used: Bark, Root, Seeds

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Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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