Sanskrit name: Tala, Tari
Botanical name: Borassus flabellifer
Habitat: Borassus flabellifer is native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia and is majorly grown in the coastal areas of South India.
- Rasa (taste): Sweet
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
- Doshas (constitution): Balances vata and pitta, aggravates kapha
Asian Palmyra Palm tree is rich in gums, saponin and carbohydrates. The whole plant is used for medicinal purpose. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties and is rich in antioxidants. It improves digestion and helps in the metabolism of glucose.