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Butea monosperma - Palāśaḥ
Palāśaḥ consists of seed of Butea monosperma. It is a moderate sized deciduous tree. It is native to India upto a height of 1250 m, except in the arid zones.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The plant contains flavonoids and glucosides—butin, butrin, isobutrin and palastrin. Flowers contain butrin, coreopsin, monospermoside and their derivatives and sulphurein; also chalcones.
|Kannada||ಮುತ್ತುಗ Muttuga, ಪಲಾಶ Palasha|
|English||Bastard teak, Battle of Plassey tree|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Paripinnate||Oblong||Leaf Arrangementis Alternate-spiral|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||Seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A tree of drier areas in tropical and subtropical climates growing at low to moderate elevations up to 1,500 metres.