Week and Your Plants – November 06 to November 12

Zodiac sign : Libra / Thulam


Mimusops elengi (ഇലഞ്ഞി) – Sapotaceae


A good garden and avenue tree of evergreen nature. It is mainly used for dental ailments such as bleeding gums, pyorrhea, dental caries, etc. The flowers are used to make roseries/ mala.

November 06, Monday : Ayilyam : mesua Mesua ferrea ( നാഗപ്പൂവ് )- Calophyllaceae


Mesua ferrea which is known as Indian iron wood is a slow-growing, handsome evergreen tree with a dense conical crown. Bark brown with irregularly large flaky peelings.The tree exudes an aromatic white resin when it is woundedThe foliage appears reddish twice a year when the leaves are very young. It is an attractive lawn tree with vivid green leaves and showy, fragrant flowers with white petals and numerous orange yellow stamens. The stamens are used as Nag kesar and used in medicine manufacturing. It is also a sacred tree in India. It is also harvested for its wood and, oil-rich seed. and aromatic flowers. It is an attractive lawn tree with vivid green leaves and showy, fragrant flowers.

November 07, Tuesday : Makam : Ficus benghalensis (പേരാൽ) – Moraceae


It is an evergreen tree withthis is the popular Banyan tree a wide,with spreading crown. The plant usually begins life as an epiphyte. The tree produces aerial roots from the spreading branches that eventually become new trunks and allow the crown to spread even further. The fruits are edibleeaten by birds and arboreal animals. They have medicinal importance too as Nalpamaram. It also supplies yieldsa timber and a material for tyingfodder. The tree is considered sacred by Hindusdifferent religions. The fruit is tonic and has a cooling effect.

November 08, Wednesday : Pooram : Butea monosperma (പ്ലാശ്) -– Fabaceae


It is medium-sized, slow-growing, deciduous multipurpose tree. The leaves are three foliate with bright orange red flowers. The tree has a wide range of medicinal and other uses. It is also used in spiritual functions. Due to the abundant flowers it is popular as flame of the forest and often planted as ornamental. The flowers yield dye for festivals like Holi. Its seeds are anthelmintic, antifungal, antibacterial and purgative properties. The tree is known to be a host for lac insect. It is small to medium-sized, slow-growing, deciduous tree. The leaves are trilobed with bright orange flowers. It is a typical multipurpose tree, with a wide range of medicinal and other uses. It is worshipped as sacred by the Hindus and often planted as ornamental. The tree is planted as a forestry species. The flowers are used for the preparation of a yellow dye.

November 09, Thursday : Uthram : Ficus microcarpa (ഇത്തി) – Moraceae


Often called as Chinese banyan, usually epiphytic, is an evergreen, small or medium-sized banyan tree with a dense, spreading crown. Leaves simple, latex milkythick and shiny. It is harvested for local use as a medicine andas a source of fibre, latex and wood. The root, bark and leaf latex are used medicinally to treat wounds, headache and toothache. Often planted as a garden tree.

November 10, Friday : Atham : Spondias pinnata (അമ്പഴം )- Anacardiaceae

Spondias pinnata

It is a deciduous tree. fruits, leaves and flowers are edible. It is also sometimes cultivated in home gardens for its fruit. It is medicinal too. The bark is recommended in the treatment of stomach aches and dysentery.

November 11, Saturday : Chithira : Aegle marmelos (കൂവളം) - Rutaceae


It is a slow-growing deciduous shrub or tree. The tree is armed with spines. Considered a sacred tree in the Hindu culture, the leaves are indispensable offerings to the Lord Shiva. The tree is commonly grown in the premises of temples. The fruit is used to make a very refreshing drink. The fruits, leaves, twigs and root are used medicinally. It is one of the ingredients in Dasamoola.

November 12, Sunday : Chothi : Terminalia arjuna (നീർമരുത്) - Combretaceae


It is a very large deciduous tree. A very important medicinal plant in India, where it has been employed in medicine for at least 3,000 years. The tree is also exploited in the wild for its timber and tannin-rich bark. An important source of timber in India.