White Orchid-tree

The Scientific name of White Orchid-tree: is Bauhinia Acuminata

Name of White Orchid tree in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Svetakanchanara, Karbudara

Hindi: Kanchanar

English: Dwarf White Bauhinia

Malayalam: Vella Mandram- വെള്ള മന്ദാരം, Kongu

Plant description:

White Orchid-tree are mostly found in deciduous forests, and grow to the height of 2 to 3 meters tall, the leaves are rough, green, and bi-lobed, up to 15 centimeters long, with the apical cleft up to 5 cm deep. The flowers are pure white, fragrant, and with five petals sized to 8 to 12 centimeters in diameter. The fruit is a pod 7.5 to 15 centimeters long and 1.5 to 1.8 centimeters broad.

Useful plant parts of White Orchid-tree:

Root, bark

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heart Shaped Margin-Entire Venation-palmate
 heartshaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-palmate

Ayurveda uses White Orchid-tree

The White Orchid-tree, scientifically known as Bauhinia acuminata, is a plant that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for various purposes:

  1. Anti-inflammatory: Used to alleviate inflammation in the body.
  2. Digestive Disorders: It is believed to aid digestion and is used for digestive issues.
  3. Respiratory Health: Employed in remedies for respiratory conditions like coughs and asthma.
  4. Wound Healing: Its extracts are applied externally to promote wound healing.
  5. Antimicrobial: It is believed to have properties that can help fight infections.
  6. Fever Reduction: Used to lower fever, acting as an antipyretic.
  7. Skin Health: Utilized in remedies for certain skin conditions, although caution is advised due to potential toxicity.
  8. Anti-diabetic Properties: Some traditional formulations are used for managing diabetes.
  9. Menstrual Disorders: Used in remedies for managing menstrual irregularities and associated discomfort.
  10. Nervine Tonic: Some formulations use it as a calming or strengthening agent for the nervous system.

Always consult a qualified healthcare professional before using White Orchid-tree or any herbal remedy. It’s important to note that while this plant has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine, it contains certain compounds that can be toxic if not used properly. Use it under the guidance of a knowledgeable practitioner.


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