East Indian Rosebay Herb - Benefits And Healing Power
Botanical Name: : Ervatamia coronaria
Indian Name: Chandi or taggar
Description and Composition
East Indian Rosebay is a small perennial shrub. It has a round stem of about 25 cm's diameter, with a greyish white, rough, cracked, silvery bark. It grows up to two metres in height The plant has numerous branches forming a dense crown. It has long, simple, elliptic leaves, dark green in color. The flowers are large, soft white and very delicate with a sweet fragrance. The plant produces a thick milky juice when any part is cut. East Indian Rosebay contains alkaloids, tabernaemontanine and coronarine, a crystalline resin alcohol, caoutchouc and some other substances.
Benefits and Healing Power of East Indian Rosebay
The leaves of the plant do not have any prominent taste. When crushed, they turn soapy. The cellulose content is very soft. It is used in curing worms and certain skin disorders.
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