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ताम्रपुष्पी - Stereospermum suaveolens


Name - पाटलिः

Botanical name - Stereospermum suaveolens

Description - Large deciduous tree with greyish or dark brown bark, exfoliating in scales. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets elliptic. Rowers purplish-yellow, fragrant, in large, lax panicles. Capsule straight, cylindric, greyish with white dots.

Chemical Constituents- Plant contains naphthoquinone lapachol. Root bark contains 6-sitosterol, n-triacontanol. Root, heart-wood contains lapachol, dehydro-a-lapachone and dehydrotectol. Bark yields gum. Leaves contain flavone glycoside scutellarein, dinatin-7-glucuronide. Seeds contain non-drying oil.

Use - Root bark is an ingredient of Dasamula. Decoction of roots used in intermittent and puerperal fevers and affections of the brain. Stem bark diuretic and tonic. Flowers given with honey to stop hiccup.