Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Dilleniaceae
Genus : Dillenia
Species : indica Linn.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : Chalta
Manipuri Name : Hei-gri
Other Details
Habit : Bulky canopy evergreen tree
Parts Use : Bark, Fruit and Leaf
Preparation : Unripe fruits are boiled for external use. Bark and leaves are boiled for consumption. Fruit is crushed for juice extract. Fruit is edible.
Mode of use : Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients : Bark contains tannin (10%).
Ailment Treated : Fruit decoction is anti-dandruff and prevents hair fall. Fruit juice is laxative & tonic. Decoction of bark and leaves is astringent.
Source : Grown wild in the hills. Not so common.