Herb: Mazari Palm


Latin name: Nannorrhops ritchiana


Family: Palmae



Medicinal use of Mazari Palm:

The leaves are purgative. They are used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. Yes, both these reports come from the same source, without further explanation. The plant is chiefly used in veterinary medicine.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Tree

Height:
5 m
(16 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Open, sparsely vegetated semi-arid desert regions where there is a water table close enough to the surface to provide a continuous supply of moisture.

Edible parts of Mazari Palm:

Young leafs and buds. No more details are given. Young inflorescence.No more details are given. Fruit. No more details are given.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a warm greenhouse at not less than 24C. Stored seed is very slow to germinate. Pre-soaking the seed for 24 hours in warm water prior to sowing may shorten the germination time. Plants form a long tap-root some time before forming a shoot and so should be sown in fairly deep pots. Germination of fresh seed usually takes place in 3 - 4 months at 25C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first two winters. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cultivation of Mazari Palm:

Open, sparsely vegetated semi-arid desert regions where there is a water table close enough to the surface to provide a continuous supply of moisture.

Known hazards of Nannorrhops ritchiana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.