Bauhinia purpurea L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin: Native to India and grown in the Asia-Pacific as ornamental plants.

Pharmacological Activities: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antimalarial, Anticancer ... more on the book
Toxicity: Cytotoxic


Range. India, Myanmar, China, Malaysia. Cultivated in Myanmar.


Bark: Astringent.

Flower: Employed as a laxative.

The Himalayas, and distributed in Northern India, Assam, Khasi Hills. Also cultivated in gardens.

Bark—astringent, antidiarrhoeal.
Flower buds and flowers, fried in purified butter, are given to patients suffering from dysentery. Extract of stems are used internally and externally for fractured bones.
Plant is used in goitre. It exhibited antithyroid-like activity in experimental animals.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Bauhinia purpurea L.
Término aceptado: 07-Feb-2019