BAUHINIA MALABARICA


 
BAUHINIA MALABARICA
Description:
Botanical name : Bauhinia malabarica Roxb.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae 

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Brihatkanchanara, Amlapatri, Vrikshakanchanara.

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa    : Amla, Kashaya
Guna   : Guru, Rooksha
Virya   : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English     : Malabar mountain ebony
Hindi        : Almosa
Malayalam    : Maramandaram, Arampuli.
Distribution – In Western Ghats, growing wild

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized deciduous tree grows up to 25 meters in height. Leaves simple, alternate, deeply bilobed, pubescent and obtuse, flowers small in and axillary. Fruits small drupes, containing 10-20 seeds.  

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, inflammation, edema, diarrhea, Chron’s disease, and general weakness.
Useful part    :    Bark, Leaves, Fruit.  

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