Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Genus : Bauhinia
Species : purpurea Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Butterfly tree
Hindi Name : Khairwal
Manipuri Name : Chingthrao-angangba
Other Details
Habit : Small profuse tree
Parts Use : Bark, Flower & Pod
Preparation : Bark crushed and smashed for extract. Flower crushed with water for paste. Pods eaten by children. Planted in home garden as decorative plant.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : A new glycoside 6,4-dihydroxy-3-prenyl 3,5,7,5-tetramethoxyflavone-6-0-a-L-rhamnopyranoside from seeds of plant was reported.
Ailment Treated : Bark extract is applied to poisonous bites. Flower paste eaten in menstrual disorder and leucorrhoea. Tender pod is eaten in dysentery and intestinal worms. Bark is used in diarrhoea and also yields a fiber.
Source : Wild and cultivated in home garden as decorative plant.