Kusum

Botanical Name: Schlcichera oleosa
English Name: Schleichera oleosa
Local Name: Kusum

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Unique identification feature
  •   Schlcichera oleosa is a monotypic genus of plants in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. There is only one species, Schleichera oleosa, a tree that occurs in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Unique identification feature
  •    Leaffall - February to MarchFlowering  - March to April  Fruiting  - April to July
Planting and Care
  •   In traditional medicine, the oil obtained from the seed is applied externally to cure itching, acne and other skin afflictions. Massaging the oil into the scalp is said to promote the growth of hair lost through baldness. Powdered seeds are applied to wounds and ulcers of cattle to remove maggots

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