English :Red silk cotton tree
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :ceiba Linn.
Habit :Robust tree
Parts Used :Root, Bark, Flower, Fruit
Mode of Preparation :Bark crushed for extraction for decoction. Flower and young fruit crushed for paste. Root dried & ground to powder and mixed with milk. Bark soaked in water for infusion.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh, Local Application
Ingredients :Bark on analysis shows presence of tannins. It also contains lupeol, B-sitosterol and its D-glucoside.
Ailment Treated:Bark extract along with honey / bark decoction is prescribed in female diseases (to increase fertility in female) Flower and young fruit paste is applied to snake-bit. Root powder mixed with milk is useful in impotency and is said to be blood purifier. Bark infusion is applied to small poxes and other skin diseases.
Source:Wild or cultivated.