Naringi crenulata (Roxb.) Nicolson
- Irula: Okarikavela, Naringi mul
- Malayalam: Dadhiphala, Mahavilvam, Kattunarakam, Malanarakam, Serakuttunarakam, Vilathi, Cheriyakuttunaregam, Narinarakam, Manmatham, കാട്ടുനാരകം, നരിനാരകം, ചെറിയകാട്ടുനാരകം, ചെറുകാട്ടുനാരകം എന്നെല്ലാം അറിയപ്പെടുന്ന മലനാരകം
- Tamil: Mega Vilvam, Magavilvam
- Hindi: बेली
Description: Trees, to 10 m, armed with sharp solitary or paired axillary spines; bark yellowish-grey, smooth, corky; blaze yellow; branchlets angled, glabrous. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 2.5-10 cm long, winged, wings obovate-oblong, glabrous, punctate; leaflets 3-7, opposite, sessile, estipellate; lamina 1-6 x 0.7-2.4 cm, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, base acute or obliquely acute, apex obtuse to emarginate, margin crenate, glabrous, profusely pellucid-gland dotted; glands dimorphic; coriaceous; lateral nerves 4-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, in few flowered axillary racemes; pedicel 8-10 mm long; sepals 4, free or united at base, ovate-orbicular, glandular; petals 4, free, elliptic or oblong, white, glandular, glabrous; stamens 8, subequal, free, inserted round the disc; filaments subulate; anthers yellow, apiculate, disc thin, glandular; ovary superior, globose, 4-celled, glabrous, glandular, ovule 1 in each cell.; style stout; stigma capitate; Fruit a berry, 6-8 mm across, subglobose, bluish-black, glandular; seeds 1-4, dull yellow, smooth.
Uses: Bark decoction made into a paste and applied on boils. Roots crushed with onion, garlic and calcium made into a paste applied for rheumatism; root bark made into a paste and applied in body pain; powdered roots purgative and stomachic. Leaves soaked in buttermilk and consumed to get relief from ulcer. Bark, leaves and roots ground and made into a paste given orally to increase fertility among women. Roots, leaves and fruits purgative, sudorific, in colic, epilepsy, heart troubles. Fruit and roots anthelmintic, astringent, for diarrhea and dysentery; dried powdered fruits stimulant, tonic. [CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants]
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