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Rantha.

Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn.
Synonym:
Plant Family:
Sapindaceae.
Habit & Habitat:
A deciduous tree up to 20m tall, found in sub-tropical zone.
Plant Description:
Leaves compound,pinnate.Leaflets lanceolate-oblong, entire, acute, 4-8 pairs. Inflorescence terminal panicles. Flower greenish-yellow,subsessile.Sepals elliptic, oblong-ovate,grandular at tips.Petals lanceolate-ovate,ciliate. Fruit a berry, globose hard or coriaceous when dry,yellow-brown.Seed-1,black-dark brown.
Flowering and Fruiting:
July- December.
Harvesting Time:
October-March.
Medicinal Value:
Locally used in cough,tuberculosis and leucoderma. Fruit extract is used in face creams and also as antidote.
Part Used:
Fruit and seed.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Cultivation, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy, Cosmetic.
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