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Sandan Plant-¦-♥

Common name:Sandan •Hindi: सन्दन Sandan, तिन्नास Tinnas •Kannada: bettahonne, huli, karimutale, karimuttala •Malayalam: malavenna, nemi, totukara •Marathi: kalapalas, tanach, tewas •Nepali: सन्दन Sandan •Oriya: bandano •Sanskrit: Akshaka, Ashmagarbhaka, Atimuktaka, Bhasmagharba •Tamil: Naநரிவெஂகை vengai, atimuttam, cakkirini •Telugu: తెల్లమొతుకు Tellamotuku atimuktamu, badanegi
Botanical name:Desmodium oojeinense Family:Fabaceae(Pea family)
Synonyms:Dalbergia oojeinensis, Ougeinia oojeinensis, Ougeinia dalbergioides
Sandan is a medium sized deciduous tree, 6-12 m tall, with a short crooked trunk and dark brown, deeply cracked bark. Leaves are trifoliate, with large, rigidly leathery leaflets. Central leaflet is broadly elliptic or roundish, sometimes trapezoidal, with 4-8 pairs of main nerves. Flowers are numerous, white or pink, borne in short racemes fascicled from the nodes of old branches. Fruit is a linear, flat pod, light brown in color, with 2-5 seeds per pod.
Medicinal uses:Juice of the root, mixed with the powder of two fruits of black pepper is taken in cases of eye trouble. A paste of bark is applied to cuts and wounds.

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