The tree is propagated by seed. The leaves are alternate, rounded at the apex. The wood is gray or yellowish brown in color and durable. Young plant’s bark is soft and green in color whereas the tree bark is brown to dark in color. Its bark is up to 8 mm. thick. The flowers are bright yellow or orange-red in color, 6.5-7.5 cm in a few corimbose raceme, arranged in short lateral branches. The fruit is a capsule, slightly curved pod, 15-20 cm long and 8 mm wide, thin, flat and slightly crooked and has winged seeds which are 2 cm long and 8 mm wide. The plant flourishes in April to May.
Chemical composition – Contains lapacone, cluytyl ferrulate, undulatine, tectoquinone, deoxyapacol, tectol, dehydro-α-lapacone, stigmasterol, undulatoside, alpfanamixinin, deterpene, afanamixol, triacontanol, betulinic acid, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, rutine, quercetin, luteolin- 7-glucoside, alimonoides, rohitukine, linoleic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid.
Properties – Antibacterial, antifungal, liver, blood purifier, muscle relaxant, analgesic, astringent, anthelmintic, cardiotonic, choleretic.
Recommendations – Jaundice, hepatitis, urinary disorders, obesity, flatulence, abdominal pain, cough, anorexia, tumors, liver steatosis, syphilis, gonorrhea, gout.
This plant is incorporated in natural remedy LIVECOM Syrup.