Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Bombacaceae
Genus : Bombax
Species : ceiba Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Red silk cotton tree
Hindi Name : Semul
Manipuri Name : Tera
Other Details
Habit : Robust tree
Parts Use : Root, Bark, Flower, Fruit
Preparation : Bark crushed for extraction for decoction. Flower and young fruit crushed for paste. Root dried & ground to powder and mixed with milk. Bark soaked in water for infusion.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh, Local Application
Ingredients : Bark on analysis shows presence of tannins. It also contains lupeol, B-sitosterol and its D-glucoside.
Ailment Treated : Bark extract along with honey / bark decoction is prescribed in female diseases (to increase fertility in female) Flower and young fruit paste is applied to snake-bit. Root powder mixed with milk is useful in impotency and is said to be blood purifier. Bark infusion is applied to small poxes and other skin diseases.
Source : Wild or cultivated