English :Coral tree
Manipuri :Kurao angangba
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :indica Linn.
Habit :Deciduous medium-sized tree
Parts Used :Bark and Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Bark crushed for decoction. Fresh leaf crushed for paste.
Mode of use :Decoction, local application and Fresh
Ingredients :Leaf and stem contain the alkaloid crythrinaline. Seeds yield the alkaloid hypaphorine and a saponin.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of bark is used in skin diseases and rheumatism. Leaves are used as sedative, in insomnia and anxiety. Crushed fresh leaves are used externally as poultice in haemorroids. Powdered leaves are used in wounds and ulcers.
Source:Wild and cultivated occasionally.