Coscinium Fenestratum is a critically endangered medicinal plant. The plant became very important in recent years due to its rarity and huge medicinal demand. It is commonly found in the semi-evergreen dense forests of Western Ghats of India and Sri Lanka.
Coscinium Fenestratumroot is considered to be a bitter tonic, used in dressing wounds, treating ulcers and as stomachic and antiseptic. The stem of the plant has anti-oxidants, anti-microbial, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory properties.
Boiling stem and bathing with the water relieves body pain.
Coscinium Fenestratum has significant microbiological activity against bacteria, fungi, yeast, viruses, and worms.
About the plant:
Coscinium Fenestratum, is creeping and climbing vine of diameter 6-7 cm with curved shoots and nodded stem. The outer bark is grey with an inner bark is yellow with a bitter taste. Wood is bright yellow when cut. Fruits, drupes 3 cm in diameter, brown to orange or yellow-grey in clusters of 10-20.
How to grow:
Coscinium Fenestratum prefers fertile soil having good drainage and high moisture.
Dried stem and root.
How to use:
Stem pieces are boiled and one cup is given in case of a fresh, deep cut. A decoction of the stem is given internally in cases of bites from snakes or animals. For quick healing of ulcers, Coscinium powder is applied after mixing with ghee.
Common name: False Calumba
English: False Calumba, Tree turmeric, Weniwel, Colombo Weed.
Sanskrit: Daru Haridra,
Tamil: Mara Manjal,
Telugu: Manu Pasupu,
Malayalam: Mara Manjal.
Scientific data on its safety is very limited. Contact a doctor before consuming orally.