|Sanskrit Name||:|| Palasha |
|English Name||:||Bastard Teak |
|Latin Name||:|| Butea monosperma Kuntze Pennel |
A middle sized deciduous tree with brilliant orange-red flowers found in almost all parts of country. Seeds are used in Ayurveda for various formulations.
Flowers of the Bastard Teak have been used in ancient India in beauty care and to maintain complexion and suppleness of skin. Seeds have been employed in the treatment of worm infestations. Experimental studies suggest that administration of seeds in roundworm infestations is an effective approach.
Flowers contain flavanoid glucosides- butrin, isobutrin, coreopsin, isocoreopsin and sulfurein.
Effect on Dosha
Seeds pacify kapha & vata and flowers pacify pitta & kapha.