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Pandanus odoratissimus, Pandanus fascicularis, Umbrella tree, Screw pine, Screw tree, Kewra, Kewda, Kewara

Pandanus odoratissimus, Pandanus fascicularis

Umbrella tree, Screw pine, Screw tree, Kewra, Kewda, Kewara
Family: Pandanaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Palm or palm-likeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Used plant part - male flowers. They are almost exclusively used in the form of a watery distillate called kewra water. Flowers have a sweet, perfumed odor that has a pleasant quality similar to rose flowers, but kewra is more fruity. The distillate (kewra water, pandanus flower water) is quite diluted; it can be used by the teaspoon, often even by the tablespoon. Most delightful, richest, and powerful of perfumes even when dried. Root: antipyretic, expectorant, diuretic. Male inflorescence: cardiotonic.


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Pandanus odoratissimus, Pandanus fascicularis, Umbrella tree, Screw pine, Screw tree, Kewra, Kewda, Kewara
Pandanus odoratissimus, Pandanus fascicularis, Umbrella tree, Screw pine, Screw tree, Kewra, Kewda, Kewara
Pandanus odoratissimus, Pandanus fascicularis, Umbrella tree, Screw pine, Screw tree, Kewra, Kewda, Kewara


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