Kurao angouba

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Erythrina
Species : veriegata Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Coral tree
Hindi Name : Dadap
Manipuri Name : Kurao angouba
Other Details
Habit : Deciduous handsome tree
Parts Use : Bark, Leaf, Stem
Preparation : Dried bark ground into powder. Bark powder crushed for decoction. Stem bark crushed from decoction.
Mode of use : Decoction and local application
Ingredients : Leaves and stems contain the alkaloid erythrinaline. Seeds yield the alkaloid hypaphorine and a saponin.
Ailment Treated : Bark powder decoction is used against skin diseases. Leaves used for laxative, diuretic, anthelmintic, galactogogue and emmengogue. Stem bark is used against rheumatism in the form of a decoction. Crushed fresh leaves are used externally as poultice in haemorrhoids.
Source : Wild/cultivated in the valley areas.

Kurao angouba
Kurao angouba