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Fire flame bush

Scientific name of Fire flame bush: Woodfordia fruticosa

Name of Fire flame bush in different languages:-

English: Red Bell Bush

Hindi: Dhawai

Tamil: Velakkai

Sanskrit: Parvati, Bahupuspika, Davi, Shantha

Malayalam: Thathiry താതിരി, Tatiripuspi 

Plant description:

Fire flame bush (Woodfordia fruticosa) is a deciduous shrub with many branches, and grows to 3 m. tall, found in tropical and subtropical regions; Leaves are 4 to 11cm long and 2 to 4 cm broad, lanceolate or oblong, punctuate bottom. Flowers many, red, in axillary, paniculate cymose, clustered up to 16, pedicels are about 1 cm long. Seeds contain in a capsule, sized 0.6 to 1cm long and 0.3 to 0.5 cm broad, which is brown and obovate.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Linear Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Flower

Medicinal uses:

Used as an ingredient to fermentation of many of Ayurvedic medicines, antiseptic, one of the main ingredients in almost all Arishtas and Asavas.

Chemical contents:

woodfruticosin, woodfordins A-D, lupeol, betulin, Beta-sitosterol, ursolic acid, betulinic acid, lawsone, oenotherin, ellagic acid, cyanidin, Beta- sitosterol.

Fire flame bush is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

GrahanimihiraTaila

Abhayarishtam

Danthyarishtam

Duralabharishtam

Dasamoolarishtam

Draksharishtam

Khadirarishtam

Mustharishtam

Parpatakarishtam

Roheethakarishtam

Chandanasavam

Kanakasavam

Kutajarishtam

Lohasavam

PushyanugaChoornam

Diarotap Tablet

Parthalasunadi Tablets

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