Botanical Name : Canarium strictum
English Name : Black dammar / Black Dhup
Tamil Name : கருங்குங்கிலியம் / karugkunkiliyam, Karuppu Kungiliyum
Hindi Name : दूपा / Doopa
Malayalam Name : Thelli-തെള്ളി, കറുത്തകങ്ങല്യം
Telugu Name : తెల్ల దుమారం / Tella Damaramu
Description of Black Dammar
Black dammar is mostly found in moist deciduous to semi-evergreen forests, it normally grows up to 40 meters tall. The Leaves are bipinnate, and are oppositely arranged the total size of the leaf is 5 inches in length and 2-2.5 inch wide.
The baby leaves look reddish brown and when it turns older the color will be changed to green. The scalp is thick and it’s a great medicine for healing wounds, even the mosquito bites can be repelled using this treatment.
- It is used for fever and cough
- Good for asthma
- The leaves are used for treating numerous disorders
- It is beneficial for epilepsy
- It is used for chronic skin disorders
This species can be used for treating rheumatism, fever, cough, syphilis, asthma, epilepsy, chronic skin disorders, and hernia, to repel mosquitoes.