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Red bead tree

The scientific name of Red bead tree: Adenanthera pavonina / Corallaria parvifolia

Name of Red bead tree in different languages:-

English: Coral-wood, Peacock flower fence, Acacia Coral

Hindi: बड़ी गुम्ची Badi gumchi

Malayalam: Manchadi-മഞ്ചാടി

Sanskrit: Ksharaka, kunchandana, Tamraka

Tamil: Ani kundamani, Sem, Manjadi

Plant description:

Red Bead Tree medium sized deciduous tree grows up to 30-45 feet.Leaves are arranged bipinnately, ovate, green turns when yellow when old, 2.5 cm long and 1-2 cm broad.Flower are small, yellowish, in dense drooping, born in clusters, flowering March-May. Fruits are pods, like beans, green, curved, hanging, 10-25cm long and 2 cm broad, when ripe it will coil up and split to open and reveal the small red seeds.

Useful plant parts:

Wood, seeds, leaves

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Odd pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 Odd-pinnate-leaflet-in-rows  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Medicinal uses:

To treat boils, inflammations, gout and rheumatism

Chemical content:

Alkaloids, amino acids, flavonoids, galactitol,dihydroxybenzoic acid, butein, robinetin, terpenoids, β-sitosterol, and stigmasterol, oleanolic acid, steroids.

Medicinal properties:


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