Broken bone plant

The Scientific name of Broken bone plant: Steriospermum suaveolens

Name of Broken bone plant in different languages:-

English: Indian Padiry tree

Sanskrit: Aralu, Shyonaka, Dunduka

Hindi: Padaly- पाटलिः

Malayalam: Vellappathiri- വെള്ളപ്പാതിരി, Pathiry-പാതിരി 

Plant description:

Broken bone plant is a deciduous medium-sized tree that grows up to 12 m tall; the bark is light brown or dark with corky lenticels. leaves are bi-pinnately arranged and very large, and about 90-180 cm. The leaflets are 2 to 4 pairs, ovate or elliptic, and glabrous. The flowers are reddish purple outside, and pale pinkish yellow inside, fruits are flat capsules, length up to 1, tapered at both ends, woody, seeds very many, flat, and white-winged, which is helpful to fly in the wind to get germinate.

Useful plant parts:

The roots, leaves, fruit, and seeds.

Chemical Contents:

Naphthoquinone lapachol, sitosterol, lapachol, glycoside scutellarein

Medicinal uses:

To treat Vata, Kapha, cardiac disorders, inflammations, dropsy, hiccough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, anorexia, diarrhea, dysentery, gout, vomiting, sprain, wounds, stomachic, and flatulence.

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