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Ingredient Name : Butea frondosa Roxb. & Koen.

Bengali Name : Kinaka, Palash, Polashi

English Name : Bengal Kino, Bastard Teak, Flame of the Forest, Palas Tree, Butea Gum

French Name : Butee-feuillue

German Name : Malabarischer Lackbaum, Ostindischer Palasabaum

Gujarati Name : Khakria, Khakro

Hindi Name : Kamarkas, Palas Ka Gond, Chunia Gond, Palash, Dhak, Dak, Tesu

Kannada Name : Muttaga

Latin name : Butea frondosa Roxb. & Koen.

Marathi Name : Palas, Paras

Persian Name : Palah, Samaghe Palah, Chunia

Punjabi Name : Palash, Dhak, Tesu

Sanskrit Name : Dhak, Palasa

Urdu Name : Tesu, Dhak, Palaspapda

Recommended Dosage: Gum : 500 mg to 1.5 g powder; Flowers : 7 to 10 g powder.

Contraindication: The gum and the flowers have no known warnings or contraindications.


The gum is rich in gallic and tannic acids and is a powerful astringent given internally for phthisis and haemorrhage of stomach and the bladder, in heavy menstrual bleeding, leucorrhoea, fever and ringworms. It is extensively used by women in cases of backache. As its action is mild it is suitable particularly for children and delicate women suffering from diarrhoea and dysentery. Also useful in seminal debility, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhoea and sexual debility.

The flowers are useful in orchitis and rheumatism.