Indian Beech / Pungam

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Pongamia Glabra

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Used in traditional ayurvedic medicine to heal many infectious diseases. treats skin diseases, cough, indigestion, heartburn, diarrhoea, dibetes

NUTRIENT VALUE :
Protein, fibre, fatty acids etc

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Used to make soaps. Oil from its seeds used to make oils for lamps. Used as a cattle fodder

GLOSSARY :
English : Indian Beech / Pungam
Tamil : Pungam
Malayalam : Ungu / Pongu
Telugu : Kanuga
Kannada : Hulagala / Honge / Kornge
Hindi : Koranja
Konkani : Karinge Ruk
Marathi : Karanja
Tulu : Korengi / Pungu / Naipalle

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