Punnai - (Calophyllum Inophyllum)
Benefits of Punnai Tree :
Though punnai flowers are very closely associated with Siva as one of the sthala vriksha of Danvantri Peedam in the form of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal. It is an indigenous tree and its blooming denotes prosperity. There are many references in puranas to Punnaga vanam( the forest of punnai tree). Punnai flower juice cures venereal diseases and boils. Nervous disorders could be treated with its flowers. The powder made out of the punnai leaves is good for getting relief for giddiness and head ache. It is surprising to note that the intra-muscular injection of the oil taken out of punnai seeds reduces the pain in leprosy.
Sri Sthala Virutcham - Punnai Tree (8.00a.m to 10.00a.m)