Kumbini (Careya arborea)


Kumbhini up to 20 m tall, the leaves of which turn red in the cold season. Wild pigs are very fond of the bark, and that it is used by hunters to attract them.. Flowers are large, white. Sepals are 4, petals 4, free. Fruit a large, many-seeded drupe, globose to depressed globose, crowned by the persistent sepals.  The bark of the tree and the sepals of the flowers are well-known Indian remedies, and are valued on account of their astringent and mucilaginous properties, being administered internally in coughs and colds and applied externally as an embrocation.