English :Coral tree
Manipuri :Kurao angouba
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :veriegata Linn.
Habit :Deciduous handsome tree
Parts Used :Bark, Leaf, Stem
Mode of Preparation :Dried bark ground into powder. Bark powder crushed for decoction. Stem bark crushed from decoction.
Mode of use :Decoction and local application
Ingredients :Leaves and stems contain the alkaloid erythrinaline. Seeds yield the alkaloid hypaphorine and a saponin.
Ailment Treated:Bark powder decoction is used against skin diseases. Leaves used for laxative, diuretic, anthelmintic, galactogogue and emmengogue. Stem bark is used against rheumatism in the form of a decoction. Crushed fresh leaves are used externally as poultice in haemorrhoids.
Source:Wild/cultivated in the valley areas.