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Carissa carandas (Karanda)
Karanda, Karonda करौंदा
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- Features: Karanda is a climbing shrub or small tree usually growing 3 – 5 metres tall Leaves are from one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half inches long, very dark green, The stems are armed with simple or branched, sharp spines
- Moisture & Soil : It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 23 – 30Â°c, but can tolerate 16 – 34Â°c It can be killed by temperatures of -2Â°c or lower Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade Prefers a medium-acid soil Prefers a pH in the range 6.5 – 8, tolerating 6 – 8.5
- Fruits &Flowers: Small fragrant three-quarter-inch white flowers, Fruit size is variable, but most fruits are about three-quarters of an inch in diameter with a few seeds. Fruits usually occur in clusters somewhat resembling large purple grapes.
- Special Characterstics The fruits are astringent, antiscorbutic and also used as a remedy for biliousness A leaf decoction is used against fever, diarrhoea, and earacheThe roots serve as a stomachic, vermifuge and remedy for itches Fruit – raw or cooked Very sour at maturity but it is sourish sweet when fully ripe