Thursday, June 19, 2008


  • Botanical Name : Bauhinia Variegata
  • Family Name : Caesalpiniaceae
  • Common Name : Orchid, Yellow Bell, Yellow Bauhinia, Bosbeesklou, Geelbeesklou, Isithibathibana, St Thomas Tree.
  • Part Used : Roots, Bark
  • Habitat : Cultivated in manila and in other towns.

Uses :

It can be used in cough conditions, asthma, abdominal distention also acts as a gargle for sore throats, prevent from skin diseases, or internally as a remedy for diarrhoea. It is helpful in managing skin discoloration, veiling, baldness, conditions involving bilious. Bark is alterative, anthelmintic, astringent and tonic. Paste of the bark is useful in the treatment of cuts and wounds, skin diseases, scrofula and ulcer. The dried buds are used in the treatment of piles, dysentery, diarrhoea and worms.