Butea monosperma (Lamk.) Taub.

Family : Fabaceae

Local name : Palash (As.)

Large deciduous tree; leaves trifoliate; leaflets coriaceous, broadly ovate or rhomboid; flowers orange, pod flat, leathery having a single seed; seeds oval, dark-brown.

Distribution :    sporadic in all parts of the state.

Uses :  Root bark used in impotency, dysentery and as aphrodisiac; roots used in hypertension; seeds used as vermicide.



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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam