Azadirachta Indica; කොහොඹ
Kohomba is a tree of the mahogany family that has medicinal and woody value. Its botanical name is Azadirachta indica. It is endemic to Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia. Common in Jaffna, Trincomalee, Vavuniya, Puttalam and Anuradhapura districts. Drought to lerant Kohomba trees are planted on both sides of the road from Jaffna to Trincomalee. Fruits and seeds are used to make kohomba oil.
Kohomba tree grows rapidly and grows to a height of 15-20 m (50 ft). The leaves are 20-40 cm long and spread on both sides and our ancestors believed that kohomba leaves have the ability to kill germs.
Kohomba is mainly a disinfectant. Kohomba leaf is a living medicine for people with infectious and skin diseases. Sprinkle the juice of chopped kohomba leaves on the floor and kill the germs.
Eye diseases can also be cured by applying a drop of Kohomba leaf juice. The juice of chopped kohomba leaves can be taken in moderation to control blood circulation in the body.
After the blisters on the body have healed, the kohomba leaves are ground and applied to the body to remove the scars.
Kohomba is also used in ayurvedic medicine for
- For heart disease
- For gastritis
- For swelling