Butea Monosperma(plash)

Butea (Palash) is local to India and is found all through the nation. Palash tree is otherwise called ‘fire of the backwoods’ due to its red shaded blossoms. It is a therapeutic tree and its diverse parts are utilized to cure different clinical issue.

Palash is utilized as tonic and anthelmintic as a part of Ayurveda. In Ayurvedic treatise Acharya Charak and Sushruta said the restorative utilization of seeds and bark. Chakradatta depicted its gum as astringent and seeds as hostile to parasitic. Palash is viewed as mitigating, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, against diabetic, diuretic, pain relieving, antitumor and astringent. Its leaves are astringent, diuretic and hostile to ovulatory properties. Its blooms are tonic and nutritive. Its underlying foundations are utilized to treat night visual deficiency.

Different piece of Palash tree are utilized as a part of customary medication framework, Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani, for treatment of assortment of maladies. The seeds of tree have laxative, diuretic/fortifies creation of pee and anthelmintic/hostile to parasitic properties. The seeds powder is utilized as a part of instance of intestinal parasites. The seeds when ground with lemon juice have effective rubefacient (bringing about expansion of the vessels and an increment in blood flow) activity and are utilized for treating Dhobi’s tingle. Blossoms and leaves are diuretic, love potion, astringent and increment stream of blood in pelvic locale. In loose bowels blossom implantation is given.

Product Description

Vernacular names in India


HINDI: Dhak, Palas, Tesu, palaash

ENGLISH: Bastard Teak, Bengal Kino


GUJARATI: Khakharo

MARATHI: Kakracha

TELUGU: Mooduga, palasamu

TAMIL: Parasa

KANNADA: Muttuga

MALYALAM: Brahmavriksham, kimshukam

PUNJABI: Chichra, dhak, palas

TRADE NAMES Palasha, Dhak

Tree Description

A direct measured, deciduous tree;bark sinewy, somewhat blue dim or light cocoa outside;Leaves compound, with three flyers, rachis 12-22.5 cm long, flyers hard, inflexibly coriaceous, glabrescent above and plush tomentose beneath;Flowers terminal, red in shading, show up on leafless tree giving an appearance of flame flame;Calyx dim chestnut, bushy outside and plump, dark smooth inside;Petals are splendid orange-red;stamens, 2-adelphous;ovary in the blink of an eye stalked;Pod 10-15 cm, bearing single seed toward the end of the pod;

In Science

Palash root bark contains beta-sitosterol, leucoanthocyanidin, amyrin, betulinic corrosive, disgrace sterol and en dynamic chief palasonin. Gum and bark contain tetramers of leucocyanidin.

Palash blooms contain seven flavonoid glucosides, butrin, isobutrin, three glucosides (coreopsin, isocoreopsin and sulphurein), monospermoside and isomonospermoside.

Palash leaves contain glucosides. Seeds contain proteolytic and lypolytic compounds, Palasonin, monospermoside and somonospermoside.

Palasonin from seeds has anthelmintic movement. Seeds managed as unrefined powder at measurements of 1, 2 and 3 g/kg to sheep actually tainted with blended types of gastrointestinal nematodes displayed a dosage and a period subordinate anthelmintic impact. The seeds are viable against Ascaridia galli, ascaris lumbricoides, worms, toxocara canis, oxyurids, dipylidium caninum and taenia.

Aggravation, sprain, swelling because of any reason (joint inflammation, moch)

Palash or daak blossoms are utilized to treat aggravation, swelling and sprain in body. Take Palash blossom and cook in steam. For cooking in steam take vessel loaded with water, convey it to bubble when steam begins coming put a work or lattice on it as cover. Presently put blossoms on it. Apply these blooms on influenced part.

Loose bowels

Palash Gum Powder, cinnamon powder (every 1/4 teaspoon) are brought with warm water.


Clean squashed seeds of Palash on influenced body territory.


The conventional solution for snakebite (that is utilized as a part of a few sections of India), is to give blend of equivalent measure of Palash bark and ginger orally.

Pee maintenance

The blossoms (one modest bunch) are bubbled in one liter water. The blend is sifted and shake salt is included. This ought to be taken as often as possible.

Blood cleansing

Palash blossoms are utilized to evacuate body poisons. For this reason dried or crisp blossoms can be utilized. Take dried blossoms and granulate in mortar and pestle to make powder. Take 1 – 2 gm every day.

Sexual brokenness, intestinal disease, ulcer

Take dried Palash bloom and make powder. This powder (1 teaspoon) ought to be brought twice every day with misri and drain.

Diabetes, release

Take Palash bloom powder (2 gm) with misri (2 gm). On the off chance that torment from diabetes don’t blend misri.


Get ready glue of leaves and apply on influenced region.

Dose of different palash parts

Stem bark-5-10 g powder;Decoction of bark – 50-100 ml twice every day;

Crisp leaves juice-10-15 ml, twice per day;

Blossom – 3-6 g powder;

Seed powder-0.5-1 g;

Gum-25-50 mg twice per day;

Alert, Side-impacts of Palash (Butea monosperma)

Like each other pharmaceutical, Herbs likewise have some reactions.

Butin from Palash seeds have hostile to conceptive and against implantation action.

The seeds showed against implantation, pregnancy ending and decrease in the quantity of implantation destinations in measurements subordinate way.

Butin has powerless estrogenic action.

Palash seeds are utilized generally as preventative.

The seeds must be utilized as prescription for brief length and in suggested measurement. At the point when seeds are given for longer span to rats, canines and rabbits, nephrotoxicity, iron deficiency, net widening of stomach, gastric irritation, liver amplification and spleen enlargement (with congestion) occurred.


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