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Indian Persimon


Botanical Name Diospyrus peregrine
Common NameIndian Persimon, Gaabh (Hindi), Panichikha (Tamil), Tinduka (Sanskrit)

Distribution

West Bengal, South India and Sub-Himalayan tracts

Religious association

The tree is associated with Lord Shiva. It is also sacred to the Buddhists.

Uses

A paste of the bark helps to cure boils and tumours. The powdered raw fruit is eaten to cure ulcers, swellings in mouth, diarrhoea. The fruit juice is used to treat venereal disorders. The wood is used for construction and the tree acts as an indicator of pollution.

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