Fire flame bush

Scientific name of Fire flame bush: Woodfordia fruticosa

Name of Fire flame bush in different languages:-

English: Red Bell Bush

Hindi: Dhawai

Tamil: Velakkai

Sanskrit: Parvati, Bahupuspika, Davi, Shantha

Malayalam: Thathiry താതിരി, Tatiripuspi

Plant description:

Fire flame bush (Woodfordia fruticosa) is a deciduous shrub with many branches and grows to 3 m. tall, found in tropical and subtropical regions; Leaves are 4 to 11cm long and 2 to 4 cm broad, lanceolate or oblong, punctuate bottom. Flowers many, red, in axillary, paniculate cymose, clustered up to 16, pedicels are about 1 cm long. Seeds contained in a capsule, sized 0.6 to 1cm long and 0.3 to 0.5 cm broad, which is brown and obovate.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Linear Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

Used as an ingredient in the fermentation of many Ayurvedic medicines, antiseptic, is one of the main ingredients in almost all Arishtas and Asavas.

Ayurveda uses of Fire Flame Bush

Chemical contents:

woodfruticosin, woodfordins A-D, lupeol, betulin, Beta-sitosterol, ursolic acid, betulinic acid, lawsone, oenotherin, ellagic acid, cyanidin, Beta-sitosterol.

Fire flame bush is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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