Botanical Name

Holoptelea integrifolia ( Roxb.) Planch.




Ulmus integrifolia Roxb.

Regional Name

English : Indian Elm, Jungle cork tree, Hindi : Chirabil, Chiramil, Chilmil, Papri, Sanskrit : Putigandha, Urdu : Papri, Punjabi : Papri, Chirbid, Gujrati : Kanjo, Chirbil, Chirmil, Bengali : Nata Karanja, Kannada : Tapasimara, Chirabilwa, Malayalam : Avil, Aval, Marrati : Baval, Vavala, Oriya : Duranja, Karanj, Putikaranj, Tamil : Avil Pattai, Telugu : Nemalinara, Tapazi.

Part Used



Chirbilv is Globally distributed in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar (earlier Burma), Indo-China, Malesia. Within India, it is found throughout in deciduous forests upto an altitude of about 600 m. in the Himalayas and sometimes grown on the road side. Fruit a one seeded samara; light brown, obliquely elliptic or orbicular, 1.5- 2.5cm wide, 2.5-3.5 cm long, winged and stalked, indehiscent, pubescent, wings reticulately veined.


It contains wide range of phytochemicals such as terpenoids, sterols, saponins, tannins, carbohydrates, proteins flavonoids and alkaloids.

Ayurvedic Properties

Rasa : Tikta, Kasaya, Guna : Laghu, Ruksa, Vipaka : Katu, Virya : Usna, Karma : Pittahara, Stambhaka.

Ayurvedic Applications

Chardi, Arsa, Krmi, Kustha, Prameha.

Medicinal Uses

Chirbilv is used for treating Rheumatic pains, inflammation, vomiting, Anorexia, Boils, Swelling, Edema, diabetes, leprosy,  Skin diseases, ringworm, scabies, Ulcers, Piles, intestinal disorders, piles and sprue.

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