Butea Monosperma, Palash – 0.5 kg Seeds
Butea (Palash) is native to India and is found throughout the country. Palash tree is also known as ‘flame of the forest’ because of its red color flowers. It is a medicinal tree and its different parts are used to cure various clinical disorders. Palash is considered anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antidiabetic, diuretic, analgesic, antitumor, and astringent. Its leaves are astringent, diuretic, and anovulatory properties. Its flowers are tonic and nutritive. Its roots are used to treat night blindness.
The tree is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is a slow-growing tree that reaches a height of 40 to 50 feet. It has a crooked trunk and irregular branches. The leaves are 3-foliate and the flowers a bright orange-red color. One can see the tree flowering in spring and in full bloom, hardly any flowers are visible on the branches. From afar a cluster of trees gives the impression of fire in the forest and hence the name.