Botanical Name: Tamarix dioica
Common Names: tamarisk, sea cedar, tamarin
What parts of taray are used?
The bark is used as a tea.
How do you identify taray and where is it grown?
The sea cedar is an evergreen shrub that does not grow more than 15 meters in height. These trees tend to grow together in clumps and form thickets. It can be spotted by the long thin branches that have leaves which are a greyish-green color. As this plant grows older, the red-brown bark becomes a dark blue-purple shade. This shrub grows well in soil that is saline and alkaline in nature. Between March to September, pretty pink and white flowers can be spotted growing on this tree. The Salt Cedar grows well in the Middle East, in Asia and in various parts of Africa too.