English: Palash, Dhak, Palah, Bastard Teak, Parrot Tree
Sanskrit: Kishuk किंशुक
Hindi: Plash पलाश
Malayalam: Plash പ്ലാശ്, Chamatha-ചമത
Flame of the Forest is a medium-sized, deciduous tree, growing up to 15 m tall, it is a slow growing tree. The leaves are pinnate, up to 16 cm petiole and three leaflets, each leaflet up to 20 cm long. The flowers are fire flame like orange-red about 2.5 cm long. The fruit is a pod, up to 20 cm long and 5 cm wide. Wood prepared a resinous substance called Butea gum which is also useful in the treatments.
Useful plant parts:
Flower, Leaf, Seed, Bark, Gum
To treat dysentery, Leucorrhoea, skin disorders, worm infestation, dhobi’s itch, vaginal diseases, retention of urine etc.
How to prepare medicines:
The gum of the plant is useful to relieve dysentery.
Well ground seed made to paste and applied on affected area is beneficial in relieving eczema, itching and other skin disorders.
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