Acacia catechu -KHADIRA

Acacia catechu -KHADIRA


Botanical Name— Acacia catechu Willd.

Names in different languages

Hindi-Khaira; English- Cutch tree;
Telugu- Chandra; Tamil-Karangalli; Kannada, Malayalam-Karingali

— Gãyatri, Dañtadhavana, Raktasara, Sömavalka, Kantaki, Bãlapatra, Yajñiya.

Scientific classification: Acacias belong to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae).


               According to Rig-Veda, Khadira is one of the important trees both of rituals and medicinal. Its heartwood is considered to be very strong






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