Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oroxylum indicum

Botanical name : Oroxylum indicum (Linn.) Benth. Ex Kurz.
Family : Bignoniaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Dunduka, Syonaka, Deerkhavrinda, Soshana, Aralum

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian Trumpet tree
Hindi : Sonapatha, Syona
Malayalam : Palakappayyani, Payyazhanta, Payyalanta, Palakappayyana

Distribution – Growing wildly in deciduous forests.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A moderate sized deciduous tree grows up to 12 meters in height. Leaves large, 2-3 pinnate, with soft rachis, leaflets ovate or elliptic, acuminate, glabrous; flowers large, reddish purple outside and pinkish yellow within, seen in large erect racemes. Fruits flat capsule, about 80 cm long, enclosing many flat winged seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, inflammation, rheumatic arthritis, sprains, edema, neuralgia, colic, splenomegali, diarrhea, wounds and gouty arthritis.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Fruits Seeds.

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