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Broken bones plant

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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

Plant description:

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.

Medicinal uses:

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

One of the ingredients in the Ayurvedam edicines like:

Pushyanuga Choornam



Ajamamsa Rasayanam

Dasamoola Panchakoladi Kashayam

Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu

Sahacharadi Kuzhambu

Stanyajanana Rasayanam

Baladhatryadi Thailam

Brihat Dashamoola Tailam

Kumkumadi Tailam

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Mahanarayan thaialam

Maharajaprasarini Thailam

Mushikadi Taila

Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam

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