CARYOTA URENS L.

Family: Arecaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Ban Khajur, Ban Supari, Golsagu, Golmar, Chau.

English Name: Jaggery Palm, Kittul Sago, Toddy or Fish-tail Palm.

Description of the Plant

A tall palm, 12-18 m high. The crown is rather thin, consisting of several ascending, graceful, curved, bi-pinnate, large leaves, 5.4-6 m long. Spadix very large, 3-3.6 m long; peduncle curved, stout, entirely covered with large, greyish, coriaceous spathe, and closely imbricated; branches simple, very long, pendulous. Fruit globose, 1.7-2 cm across.

Using Information

Juice is nutritious, tonic, aphrodisiac and laxative. Confection is used in seminal weakness and urinary disorders. Juice and charred fruit is applied to the forehead in hemicrania. Nut is cooling, allays thirst and fatigue.

CARYOTA URENS L.
CARYOTA URENS L.

Availability

North Bengal, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Chittagong, in forests and village groves.


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