Bauhinia purpurea L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 79

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Bauhinia purpurea L.
status

 

Bauhinia purpurea L. 

Names.

Myanmar: maha-hlega-ni, maha-hlega-byu, swe-daw, swedaw-ni. English: butterfly tree, camel’s foot tree.

Range.

India, Myanmar, China, Malaysia. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Bark: Astringent. Flower: Employed as a laxative.

Note.

In India the bark is used as an ingredient in medicine for dropsy, scorpion sting and insect bites, rheumatism, convulsions, stomach tumors, and as an antidote to certain toxins and poisons; the flower is used for indigestion ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Bauhinia