COMMON NAME :- hindi:-chhatin
English name:- Devil”s tree
it is Large green reaching up to about 25m high ; having bitter milky juice: bark rough, dark grey; branches whorled; base of the tree often fluid or buttressed. Leaves leathery,10-20 cm long,4-7 in a whorl. Flowers small, greenish white, spice-scented in many- flowered clusters. Fruits very long, 30-60 cm, narrow and slender in pairs and forming dence clusters.
Chhatim is the dried bark of the tree.
This drug is considered very efficacious in chronic diarrhea and dysentery. It is useful in material fever and brings down the temperature gradually and with ought causing perspiration or exhaustion, which usually follow other medicine for malaria.
Chhatim is useful also in skin diseases.
The wood of the tree is used for inferior quality furniture, packing cases, tea boxes, pencils and matchsticks.the timber of the tree was ysed in olden times for making wooden slates for school children ; this was the origin of the specific name scholaris for the plant.