Sin: ඇඹිලිපිටිය æmbilipiṭiya– Tam: எம்பிலிபிட்டியா empilipiṭṭiyā
‘Embilla Plain’ SBP, Sri Lanka
From Sin: (heen) embilla, a plant species native to Sri Lanka [antidesma alexiteria]; and pitiya, ‘ground, land, field, plain’.
The embilla shrub is a member of the Phyllanthaceae family of tropical plants.
It grows up to 8m and bears red fruit. Its numerous ayurvedic uses include treatments for snake bite and dysentery.