Botanical Name : Gardenia gummifera Linn.f.
English Name : Gummy Gardenia, Cambi Gum Tree
Hindi Name : Dikamali
Sanskrit Name : Nadi Hingu, Gandharaj, Hingunadika, Pindava
Bengali Name : Dikamali, Narihingu, Ban Anjir, Bhurro, Barabhutra
Gujarati Name : Kamarri, Dikamali
Kannada Name : Dikkemalli, Bhickygidda, Bikke, Bikkegidha, Dickygidda, Dikkamalli, Kambimena, Sittubikke, Yerbhicky
Marathi Name : Dikamali, Kamarri, Karmarri, Dikamali, Dikemaali
Malayalam Name : Gandharajan, Somanadikayam Oriya Name: kotranga, Bryddhikoli
Tamil Name : Dikkamalli, Kambil, Kampilippisin, Sinnakkambil, Sirukkambil, Tikkamalli, Dika-Malli, Kumbai, Tikka
Telugu Name : Bikki, Sittamalli, Garaga, Karinga, Karinguva, Manjibikki, Sinnabikki, Sirubikki, Sittamatta, Sittim
It is an antiseptic, carminative, expectorant, stimulant, vermifuge and an insect repellent. The plant pacifies vitiated Kapha and Vata doshas in the body. It is an excellent painkiller and acts as an antiseptic for healing wounds. It is also used in the treatment of diseases like skin problems, indigestion, worm infestation, and diarrhea. In addition to that, it is known to relieve cough, asthma, and hiccup, constipation, and flatulence.
Powder – It helps in normalizing the digestion and improves peristaltic movements. It stimulates the heart, liver and spleen for proper functioning. It also maintains the respiratory tract. It prevents pus formation on the wounds. It is helpful in controlling the worm infestation in the body. It suppresses the fever and maintains the normal body temperature. It is a Kapha and Vata suppressant. It is also antibacterial and hence used in curbing any infection in the body and wounds. It is a good anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. The gum powder mixed with honey is used to massage the gums in teething troubles.
Paste – It is used in washing wounds and also in reducing pain from the affected part. The paste of gum has a salutary effect on swellings, allocated with pain.