Delonix regia Medicinal Uses

Delonix regia (Hook.)Raf.

In this article we will discuss about the Delonix regia :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana
  • Tamil: Cemmayir konrai
  • Hindi: Gulmohar
  • Kannada: Kempu torai
  • Assamese: Krishnasura
  • Bengali: Krishnachura

Scientific name

  • Name: Delonix regia (Hook.)Raf.
  • Family: Fabaceae (pea family)
  • Synonyms: Poinciana regia, Delonix regia var. flavida

Delonix regia Medicinal Uses

  • Seeds containing flavonoids are used as wound healing agent in household
    The plant is used in rheumatism.
  • The leaves, flower and stem bark is boiled and taken orally for cure malaria.
  • The flower powder is taken twice in a day to treat Diarrhoea until the symptoms become disappear.
  • Decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of gastric problems, body pain, and rheumatic pain of joints.

Other Uses

  • It is widely planted as an ornamental tree in parks and streets.
  • The large pods and the wood are used for fuel. The calorific value of wood is 4600 kcal/kg
  • The seeds contain gum that is used in textile and food industries.
  • The gum obtained from the dried seeds is used as a binder in the manufacture of tablets.

Delonix regia Photos

Delonix regia

Delonix regia

Delonix regia

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