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Broken bones plant
Scientific name of Broken bones plant: Oroxylum indicum
Name of Broken bones plant in different languages:-
English: Indian Trumpet, Tree of Damocles, Midnight horror.
Sanskrit: Aralu, Shyonaka, Dunduka
Hindi: Bhut-vriksha, dirghavrinta, kutannat, manduk, patrorna
Malayalam: വെള്ളപ്പാതിരി Vellappathiri, പലകപ്പയ്യാനി – Palaqapayyani
Broken bones plant is a deciduous medium-sized tree grows up to 12m tall; the bark is light brown or dark with corky lenticels. leaves are bi-pinnately arranged and very large, and about 90-180cm. The leaflets are 2 to 4 pairs, ovate or elliptic, and glabrous. The flowers are reddish purple outside, pale pinkish yellow inside, fruits are flat capsules, length up to 1, tapered at both ends, woody, seeds very many, flat, white-winged, which is helpful to fly in the wind to get germinate
Useful plant parts: The roots, leaves, fruit, and seeds.
To treat Vata, Kapha, cardiac disorders, inflammations, dropsy, hiccough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, anorexia, diarrhea, dysentery, gout, vomiting, sprain, wounds, stomachic, and flatulence. One of Dasamoola – herbal combination of ten roots