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| Last Updated:: 20/12/2022

Indian Lavender


Botanical Name

Guettarda speciosa Linn.

Common Name

Indian Lavender, Panneer (Tamil), Dharu (Sanskrit)


Religious association


The plant is sacred to Lord Shiva and Vishnu.


The juice extracted from the flower is used to treat vomiting and the leaf paste is applied on pustular swellings. The flowers are used for making garlands and the wood is used for making furniture.