Terminalia chebula (Gaertn.) Retz.
Family : Combritaceae
Local name : Silikha (As.)
Tree with brownish grey wood; young parts rusty pubescent; leaves alternate or subopposite, glabrous, elliptic or ovate-oblong, shortly acuminate at the apex; flowers minute, yellowish-white, in terminal spikes; drupes ovoid or ellipsoid, five angled.
Distribution : Common in forests as well as cultivated.
Uses : Roots used in jaundice; fruits used in vomiting, constipation, indigestion, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, amoebic, blood dysentery and as blood purifier; seeds used in piles.
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