Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Arecaceae
Genus : Borassus
Species : flabellifer Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Palmyra palm
Hindi Name : Tar
Manipuri Name : Kona
Other Details
Habit : Palm tree with top bulky canopy
Parts Use : Flower, Fruit, Leaf & Root
Preparation : Seed and pulp of tender fruits are edible. Leaf stalk crushed with water for juice extract cotyledons in germinating seeds are edible; tender shoots are also eaten.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Tree yields a black gum. It contains iron, protein, sucrose, glucose, thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid and vitamin C are reported.
Ailment Treated : Roots are cooling, restorative, diuretic and stimulant. Juice of plant is diuretic, stimulant and dropsy. Pulp is demulcent and nutritious. The juice of the leaf stalks and young root is good for gastric catarrh and hiccough. Fruits are cooling, laxative, sedative, stomachic and aphrodisiac. Juice of the leaf stalks and young roots is good for gastric catarrh and hiccough.
Source : Cultivated as ornamental and avenue tree.