Botanical Name Butea monosperma
Family Fabaceae
Origin Native to India.
Description Palash is a deciduous tree that grows up to 15 meters tall. The leaves are pinnate and the flowers are bright orange-red in color and appear in clusters in the early summer season. The fruits are long, slender pods.
Parts Used Flowers, bark, and seeds.
Dose The dosage of Palash varies depending on the preparation and intended use.


Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Palash is a common ingredient in many Ayurvedic formulations, including Chyawanprash, Mahasudarshan Churna, and Triphala.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Palash is used as an antidote for snakebite.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Krimighna (Anthelmintic), Pittahara (Pitta pacifying)
Other Names Sanskrit: Palasha, Khadira, Raktapalash
Hindi: Palash, Tesu
Assamese: Palas
Bengali: Palash, Palashphul
Kannada: Moduga, Mutuga
Malayalam: Palasam
Manipuri: Khangabok
Marathi: Palas
Oriya: Palasa, Raktapalasa
Telugu: Modugu



Distribution Palash is found in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Pharmacognosy The flowers, bark, and seeds of Palash have medicinal properties.
Cultivation Palash is commonly grown in gardens and as an ornamental tree.
Physical Constituents Palash contains volatile oil.
Chemical Constituents Palash contains flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, and glycosides.



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