PONGAMIA PINNATA/ KARANJA , Tree with dense globose canopy, Bark smooth and greyish brown. Compound leaves with large leaflets and numerous /blister like galls inhabited by insect larva. Fruit a woody pod with single seed.


Pongamia pinnata has been applied as crude drug for the treatment of tumors, piles, skin diseases, and ulcers . The root is effective for treating gonorrhea, cleaning gums, teeth, and ulcers, and is used in vaginal and skin diseases .

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