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Indian Coral Tree

Scientific name of Indian Coral Tree: Erythrina variegata L.

The name of Indian Coral Tree in different languages:-

English: Lenten tree, Tiger claw

Sanskrit: Paribhadra

Hindi: Pangara-पंगार

Malayalam: Murikku-മുരിക്ക്, Mullumurikku-മുള്ളു മുരിക്ക്‌ 

Tamil: கல்யாண முருஂகை Kalyana murungai

Plant description:

Indian Coral Tree is a fast growing deciduous tree, branches many, trunk and branches are covered with spines, can grow up to 80 ft tall, the leaves are in compounds of three diamond shaped leaflets, about 6 inches long, the leaf will fall in February to April. Flowers are found in clusters at the branch end which is deep red, flowers occur in the summer season , Flowering  is March-April. The seeds are bean-like pods are cylindrical, green about 15 in long. Fruiting is May to July

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Entire Venation-Parallel
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Bark, root, leaf

Medicinal uses:

To treat Wounds, Inflammation, Pains, Convulsions, Dysurea, Menstrual disturbances, Insomnia, Worms, Constipation, Blood-related disorders, Cough, Loss of appetite, Erectile dysfunction, Obesity.

Chemical content:

fatty acids, erisodin, hypeforin, erisotrin, erisitrin, hypeforin, erisopin, and erisotin.

Indian Coral Tree is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicine like:-



Murikku murikku-Indian coral tree
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