Kana Simbl.

Bombax ceiba L.
Plant Family:
Habit & Habitat:
A medium sized tree up to 10-15 m tall,found in sub-tropical zone.
Plant Description:
Stem grey with conical prickles. Leaves compound, long stalked. Leaflets elliptic-lanceolate, 5-7 in number. Inflorescence usually terminal and solitary. Flower large, red, fleshy, showy, appear before leaves. Calyx 3-lobed, cup-shaped. Petals twisted in bud. Fruit a capsule, oblong, woody. Seed brown, ovoid, woolly within.
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Medicinal Value:
A gum called Mocharas in Tibb, is obtained from bark and root. Gum has aphrodisiac properties and locally used in impotency.
Part Used:
Bark, Gum, Seed.
Future Perspective:
Conservation, Cultivation, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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