Palasa is one of the most potent herbs used for medicinal purposes in Ayurveda and is commonly known as Bengal kino. It is found through out India. The plant is used to treat numerous diseases. The best Ayurveda Doctor in Europe, Dr.Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Palasa for the treatment of diseases caused by the vitiation of the doshas Vata and Kapha. The herb is used in conditions like Fever , Worms etc by Ayurvedatarian. Palasa contains Phytoconstituents like palasonin, butrin, sulphurein etc which aids in it’s anthelmintic and laxative actions.
General aspects and geography
Botanical name : Butea monosperma
Family : Papilionaceae
Habitat: All over India
Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks
Charaka Samhita – not mentioned
Susruta Samhita – Rodhradi gana
Medicinal property according to Ayurveda
- Sangrahi ( Constipative )
- Krimighna(Antimicrobial )
- Vrishya (Aphrodisiac)
- Vishaghna (Reduces Poisoning)
- Worms (Krimi roga)- Juice of Palasa is taken daily to alleviate Krimi
- Burning sensation(Daha)- Paste of leaves of Palasa, if applied in skin can alleviate burning sensation.
Powder (Churna) – 5 g
Decoction (Kwatha)- 50 ml
Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor
Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor.
- Palasa bija churna
- Krimihara rasa
- Krimighna rasa
An erect tree with irregular branches. Leaves are broadly obovate. Inflorescence is raceme. Flowers are orange. Fruits are pod.
Vernacular names of Palasa
English – Bengal kino
Malayalam – Murukka maram
Sanskrit – Palasa
Rasa- Katu(Acrid) Tikta (Bitter)
Guna- Laghu (light)
Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)
Virya- Ushna (hot)
पलाशो दीपनो वृष्यः सरोष्णो व्रणगुल्मजित् ।
भग्नसन्धानकृद् दोषग्रहण्यर्शः कृमीन् हरेत् ।।
(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Haritakyadi varga-shloka 173)
Palasa is Vata Kapha alleviating because of it’s properties like acrid taste and hot potency. The herb is used to treat diseases caused by Vata and Kapha doshas like Worm infestation and Skin diseases etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda doctor Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Palasa for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Vata. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.
Frequently asked Questions
1)What are the uses of Palasa bija curna?
Palasa bija curna is used effectively in worm infestation.
2)What is the scientific name of Palasa?
Botanical name of Palasa is Butea monosperma