Local Trees Of Gujarat - પીલુડી - Salvadora persica

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dhaivat hathi

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Jan 23, 2009, 12:39:52 PM1/23/09
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Local Gujarati Name - Piludi - પીલુડી

Botanical Name - Salvadora persica

Details - A desert tree of moderate size, evergreen, edible fruits, extremely Birdfriendly, always packed with Rosy Starlings, Koels, Sparrows, Mynas, Bul Buls, Babblers when fruiting, medically also very important. Can grow in any condition, even by grafting, very less water requirement.


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J.M. Garg

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Jan 26, 2009, 11:11:41 PM1/26/09
to dhaivat hathi, indiantreepix, rajesh shah, BCSG Indra Gadhvi, lavkumar khachar, Manthan Out of Town, Kishansinh Gohil, Dhaivat, shivangi patel not in Ab'd, Jaidev Dhadhal, medhir pandya, Vipul Ramanuj, BCSG Pranav Trivedi, Ashok Mashru, Nandita Muni, Arpit Deomurari - The Waders, BCSG Dr. Nishith Dharaiya, BCSG Bakulbhai Trivedi, Dr., BCSG Ajay Desai., BCSG Bharat Rughani, BCSG Ranjit Devkar
 
The toothbrush tree, Salvadora persica (other names Galenia asiatica, Salvadora indica, "Peelu" or "Pīlu"), is a small tree or shrub with a crooked trunk, seldom more than one foot in diameter. Its bark is scabrous and cracked, whitish with pendulous extremities. The root bark of the tree is light brown ( sand like colur ) and the inner surfaces are of even lighter shade brown , the odour is like cress and its taste is warm and pungent. Its fibrous branches have been used as toothbrushes by many Islamic communities — miswaks. It was recommended to be used before every prayer:"if it were not too much of a burden then I would tell the believers to use the siwak before every prayer" It has been scientifically proven to be very useful in the prevention of tooth decay even when used without any other tooth cleaning means. The users of siwak have shown a remarkable lack of tooth decay when compared with other toothbrushes and no tooth cleaning at all.
From Indiantreepix Database:
Salvadora persica (syn. S. indica, S. cyclophylla, S. wightiana) Salvadoraceae Peelu, Meswak toothpaste plant, Saltbush, Chhota Peelu, Jhak, Kharjal, Jal, Dhalu, Sara Flowering in Delhi on 20/1/08; Trees of Delhi- Flowers some between Dec. & April, erratically & differing widely from tree to tree. Salvadora persica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Salvadora persica(peelu) flowering - indiantreepix | Google Groups Species Information Salvedora spp. - indiantreepix | Google Groups Salvadora persica - indiantreepix | Google Groups Peelu(Salvadora persica) fruiting - indiantreepix | Google Groups

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