Prosopis cineraria(Vanni leaf)
The Vanni is helpful to pregnant women and can prevent miscarriage. It is used to treat a variety of other ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, dysentery, leucoderma, leprosy, muscle tremors and piles. It is used for the treatment of vertigo and as a brain tonic. It is also useful in productive cough, asthma, chest congestion.
FACT: Vanni tree is highly revered among Hindus and worshiped as part of dussehra festival. On the 10th day of Dussehra festival, the leaves are distributed among one another to share mutual love and forget past bitterness. These species has a life expectancy of 200 years.