A moderate sized deciduous tree found wild but also cultivated throughout India. Bark of the tree is used in Ayurveda.
Crataeva Nurvala Medicinal Uses
Varuna (the God of water) attains its name in Sanskrit because of its effect on the bodily fluids and urinary system. It is recommended by the Ayurveda in the treatment of various urinary problems including stones in kidney, ureters and bladder. Brief investigations on Varuna suggest it for its urinary, antiseptic and litholytic (stone breaking) actions.