English White mangrove

Ayurvedic ► Tuvara.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kandal.

Action ► Stem/bark—astringent. Pulp of unripe fruit—used for healing skin lesions of smallpox; fruits and immature seeds, used as cicatrizant of abscesses and ulcers.

The bark contains 5% tannin, tri-acontanol and triterpenoids. Kernels contain lapachol, which possesses an-titumour activity. Aerial parts yield beta-sitosterol, friedelin, lupenone, lu-peol, betulinic and ursolic acids.

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