Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stereospermum coalis

Botanical name : Stereospermum coalis (Buch. –Ham.ex. Dillw.)
Family : Bignoniaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Patala, Krishnavrinda, Kuberakshi, Tamrapushpi
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Trumpet flower tree, Yellow snake tree
Hindi : Padhala, Adakapari
Malayalam : Patiri, Poopatiri.
Distribution – Throughout India, growing in deciduous forests.
PLANT DESCRIPTION
A deciduous tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, large, focused at edges of branches. Leaflets 7-9 numbered, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate; flowers yellow in terminal cymes. Fruits long slender cylindrical capsules, contains small compressed winged seeds.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta skin diseases, urinary retention, kidney stones, arthritis, cough, hemorrhoids, and muscular pain.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds.

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