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Veliyath Gardens

Coastal Boodyarra Fruit Plant (Aglaia roxburghii)

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Common Name: The droopy leaf, Priyangu, Coastal Boodyarra

Botanical Name: Aglaia Roxburghii

General Information: Aglaia Roxburghii is an evergreen shrub or small tree from the Meliaceae family, typically growing 5 to 10 meters tall, occasionally reaching up to 20 meters. It is native to various regions in East Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, and the western Pacific. The tree is valued for both its timber and edible fruits, with a distinctive droopy leaf appearance.

Fruit Description: The fruit is small, measuring up to 20mm in length and 15mm in width, containing up to 2 seeds. The thin, white, gelatinous flesh around the seed is edible and has a delicious sweet acid flavor. This fruit is consumed raw.

Traditional Uses: In Ayurveda, the fruits are reported to have astringent and cooling properties. They are recommended for treating inflammations and febrile complaints. Additionally, the seeds are said to be useful in the treatment of painful micturition.

Medicinal and Healing Properties: Certain species of Aglaia, including Aglaia Roxburghii, have been traditionally used for their medicinal and healing properties. These uses include the treatment of fever, diarrhea, inflammation, and wounds. Extracts from Aglaia species have also found applications as bactericides, insecticides, and in perfumery.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 4 to 5 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate