Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Genus : Bauhinia
Species : tenuiflora Watt. ex Clarke.
Common Name
English Name : White bauhinia twiner
Hindi Name : Kanchanara
Manipuri Name : Chingthrao-angouba
Other Details
Habit : Profusely branched twiner tree
Parts Use : Bark
Preparation : Bark soaked in water infusion. Bark boiled for extract. Fresh flower and young pods for consumed in raw.
Mode of use : Fresh, Decoction and Infusion
Ingredients : The bark contains tannin and oil
Ailment Treated : Bark is used in diarrhoea. Bark decoction paste is used in leprosy and dysentery. Bark infusion is used in poisonous bites.
Source : Wildly grown in hills but occasionally cultivated as pot plant.