KARANJA - Pongamia pinnata


Botanical Name-Pongamia pinnata(Linn.)

 (P.glabra Vent.) 



Names in different languages

Hindi-Dithouri; English-Indian beech; Telugu- Kanuga; Tamil- Pongum; Malayalam- Ungh

Synonyms— Karaja, Cirabilvaka, Naktamãlã, Gucchapuspaka, Ghrtapura, Snigdhapatra

 Introduction— We come across the references about Karañja in RigVeda and Atharvaveda. Karañja sticks  described as the best among the tooth sticks in susthra stana.






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