Indian Trumpet Tree

The Scientific name of Indian Trumpet: Oroxylum indicum

Name of Indian Trumpet in different languages:

English: Broken bones plant, Indian calosanthes, tree of Damocles

Sanskrit: अरलु Aralu, श्योनक Shyonaka, Dunduka

Hindi: भूत वृक्ष bhut-vriksha, दीर्घवृन्त dirghavrinta, शल्लक shallaka

Malayalam: Palakapaiyani പലകപ്പയ്യാനി.

Plant description:

Indian Trumpet Tree – Oroxylum Indicum is a small tall tree grow up to 12 m tall, with large leaf stalks, found in deciduous forests throughout India, leaves are oppositely arranged, brownish-green and soft , 2 to 3 pinnate , length up to 150 cm long, ovate, base round and glabrous; flowers are purplish-red, fruits are capsule, purple-brown, up to 90 cm long, flat and sword-shaped so it has a name in English-Tree of Damocles; seeds are numerous, flattened with broad and with white papery wings.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Root, bark, root bark, leaf, seed, fruit.

Medicinal uses:

Dysentery, Wounds, Rheumatism, Fever

Chemical content:

Flavanoids, oroxilin, baicalein, alkaloids etc

How to prepare medicines:

Ground leaf paste can be applied on the cheeks to reduce toothache.

Indian Trumpet is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

Ajamamsa Rasayanam Dashamoola Ghrita Maha Vishagarbha Tailam
Baladhatryadi Thailam  Dashamoola Shatpala Ghrita Mahanarayan thaialam 
Baladhatryadi Thailam  Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu Maharajaprasarini Thailam
Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita Indukantam Ghritam  Mushikadi Taila
Brihat Dashamoola Tailam  Kumkumadi Tailam  Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam 
Brihat Dashamoola Tailam  Kumkumadi Tailam  Pushyanuga Choornam
Dasamoolapanchakoladi kahsayam Lashunadi Ghrita  Sahacharadi Kuzhambu
Dasamoolarishtam  Maha Vishagarbha Tailam Sukumara Ghrita


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