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Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)
Genus: Stereospermum
Botanical name: Stereospermum chelonoides
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Patala, Krishnavrinda, Kuberakshi, Tamrapushpi
Hindi: Padhala, Adakapari, Padeli
English: Trumpet flower tree, Yellow snake tree, Fragrant Padri Tree
Malayalam: Patiri, Poopatiri
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Patiri is a large deciduous tree, 10-20 m tall, with velvet-hairy branches. Leaves are compound, 1-2 ft long, with 3-4 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets are 7-15 cm long, broadly elliptic, long-pointed. velvety on the underside, rounded and unequal at base, with 6-8 nerves, short-stalked. Fragrant flowers are borne in large lax panicles. They are 10-20 cm long, pinkish. Sepal cup is bell-shaped, 1 cm long, hairy, 3-5 lobed. Stamens are 4, remaining inside the flower-tube. Seed-pod is 1-2 ft long, cylindric, ribbed, rough. Fragrant Padri Tree is globally distributed in Indo-Malesia. Within India, it is found in tropical Himalayas, Assam, Meghalaya and in moist deciduous forests of Western Ghats.
The Root, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits and Seeds of Patiri is use for vata, pitta, urinary retention, skin diseases, cough, arthritis, hemorrhoids, and muscular pain, hemorrhoids and kidney stones.
Patiri
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