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Properties of Kandal
Botanical name Rhizophora mangleFamily RhizoporaceaeSanskrit Synonyms Agnimukha, Agnisikha
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta, KashayaGuna Lakhu, RookshaVirya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English MangroveHindi BinaOther Names : Kandal, Chuvanna kandal, Agnimukha
Description of the Plant
A large shrub or small tree with numerous supporting stilt roots, and breathing roots.Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, glabrous and acute. Flowers terminal inumbels. Fruits capsules, contain single seed, sprouts even before it fall off from thetree.
Medicinal Properties of the Plant
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, inflammation, diarrhea, dysentery, menorrhagia,leucorrhea, wounds, boils, and viral infections. Plant has aphrodisiac property.
Useful parts of the herb : Leaves, Bark