Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Genus : Bauhinia
Species : variegata Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Camels foot tree
Hindi Name : Kachnal /Kachnar
Manipuri Name : Chingthrao-ngourunaba
Other Details
Habit : Medium size profuse tree
Parts Use : Bark, Flower, Leaf and Root
Preparation : Barks crushed and soaked in water for infusion. Flowers and pods eaten raw. Tender pods eaten by children.
Mode of use : Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients : b-sitosterol, lupeol, kaempferol-3-glucoside and 5-7-dehydroxy.
Ailment Treated : Roots and barks are astringent, acrid, cooling, depurative, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory and styptic. Bark is tonic and anthelmintic. Infusion of bark is used in leucorrhoa. Fresh flower and young pods are eaten for regulating blood pressure.
Source : Wild/Cultivated.