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Prunus cerasoides D.Don
  • Family : Rosaceae
  • English : Wild himalayan
  • Hindi : Patmakath
  • Hindi : Padmakashtha
  • Sanskrit : Padmak

  • Part used : Wood

Botanical Description:  A medium sized tree with pale red wood and cmooth brown bark peeling off in horizontal trips exposing a shining copper coloured surface; leaves simple alternate glossy ovate long acuminate, doubly serrate one or more conspicuous glands on the petiole; flowers white, pink or crimson , fruits ovoid, yellow or red, stone ovoid, rugose and furrowed. Flowering and fruiting from January to June.

It occurs in the Himalayas and other places.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Garbhasthapana, Rucya, Vatala

Modern Pharmacological Action: Not much reported.

Our Products containing this Ingredient:
Padmaka Herb

  • Kumkumadhya Oil