Scientific name of Tree Turmeric:
Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr
Name of Tree Turmericin different languages:-
Sanskrit: Darvi, Daruharidra, Peetadaru, Peetadru, Krishnacandana, Daru-haridrakam, pita Candanak, Kaleyaka.
English: Black sandalwood
Hindi: Daruhaldi, Jharihaldi
Malayalam: Maramanjal മരമഞ്ഞൾ
Tree Turmeric- Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr is a dioecious climber, woody plant, found in Western ghats, it is endangered in India, leaves are arranged almost spirally yellowish-green ovate-oblong, sized up to 30 cm long and 22 cm broad, heart-shaped, petioles up to 15 cm long, a small tail at apex, simple and oppositely arranged. The flowers are yellow or whitish, flowering is August to October. The fruits are brown or yellowish consists of three drupes, 1 to 3 cm in diameter and globular.
Useful plant parts :
Medicinal uses of Tree Turmeric:
to treat venomous bites anti-diabetic properties, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant and several alkaloids.
Chemical content of Tree Turmeric: Antiseptic, Antibiotic
Tree Turmeric is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-