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COMMON NAME
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Common name:Fish Berry, Indian berry, Levant nut •Hindi: काकमारी Kakamari •Kannada: chiplothi, chippula kaayi, chipula koll •Malayalam: anakrytu, anamrytu, garalaphala •Marathi: काकमारी kakmari, kaarvi, kadu-phal •Sanskrit: dhvankshanakhi, garalaphala, kakadani, kakahva, kakamari •Tamil: cantiropam, kakamari, kakanacam •Telugu: kaaka maari, kaaki chempa
Botanical name:Anamirta cocculusFamily:Menispermaceae(Moonseed family)
Synonyms:Cocculus indicus, Menispermum cocculus, Anamirta paniculata
Fish Berry is a large woody climber spreading over large trees. The plant is large-stemmed, up to 10 cm in diameter, the bark is corky grey with white wood. Leaves are simple, alternate, long-stalkes, ovate, heart-shaped. Flowers are greenish in long panicles, arising from the nodes of old stem. The small, yellowish-white, sweet-scented flowers are 6-10 cm across. The fruit produced is a drupe, about 1 cm in diameter when dry. Its crushed seeds are an effective pediculicide (anti-lice) and are also traditionally used to stun fish or as a pesticide. The name"fishberry"comes from the use of the dried fruit as a method of fishing.
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MEDICINAL USES
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Medicinal uses:According to Ayurveda, the plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, ulcer, inflammation, chronic skin diseases, bronchitis, cough and used for rapid evolution of uterus.


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