INGUDI, Balanites aegyptica


Latin Name:                            Balanites aegyptica

English Names:                     Soapberry tree, Desert Date

Sanskrit Name: Ingudi

Indian name: Hingot, Gaudi, Ingoria, Hingni, Hinganbat, Ingalgid, Ingla, Hingul, Ingot, Garaa

Medicinal Parts used: Leaves, Seeds and Fruits

Balanites aegyptica is an herb common in India. It is also found in Israel, Sudan, and Jordan. This plant is a member of Balanitaceae plant family.

This is an armed deciduous, bushy shrub or small tree with a height of about 2 to 4 meters. The leaves are 2 foliate, petiolate. The leaflets are elliptical-oblong or obovate oblong, glaucous-green, pubescent. The flowers are pale greenish – yellow, in axillary fascicles cymes. The drupes are ovoid and yellowish green when ripe. The flowering season is July to December.

Therapeutic use:

  • In Ayurvedic, the leaves, seeds and the fruits are used as purgative and anthelmintic.
  • It is also useful in burns, coughs and colic.
  • Natural herbal soap may contain in berries of this tree.
  • It is useful in anti bacterial, loss of appetite and pain in abdomen.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Srinam on February 1, 2011 at 6:17 am

    How are u?


  2. Posted by dr sony on September 4, 2011 at 10:25 am

    hi its nice. thnx


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