Kadamba - Plant
Common name: mythical tree,Neolamarckia cadamba
Bloom time: April-May
Height: 45 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Kadamb is a deciduous tree which grows throughout India, especially at low levels and in wet places. Yellow to orange small fragrant flowers up to 55 mm diameter bloom which appear like solid, hairy orange balls. The fruits, round like small balls, hard, yellow when ripe are sweet and sour in taste. Seeds are small and muriculate.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 20°C to 40
- Deadhead to prolong flowering.
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
- Zinnias will die with the first frost.
kadamba is one of the most useful herbs mentioned in all ancient Sanskrit scriptures and ayurvedic texts. The great sage and the greatest name in Indian Ayurveda i.e. Charaka has categorized it as an analgesic and its fruit pulp as a purifier of seminal fluids. Susruta, another great ayurvedic physician has cited it as a detoxifier and anti diarrhoeal.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.
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