IvoryTuesday 25 April 2017
Other Local Name : Easter Tree, Bitter Olender, Kurai (India)
Botanical Name : Holarrhena antidysenterica
Family : Apocynaceae
Main Use : Flower
Other Uses : Bark and seeds of the plant are used medicinally. The bark contains the alkaloids such as regholarrenine A, B, C, D, E, and F. It is pungent, bitter, and astringent in taste. It is used both internally and externally. See, (Home Remedies & Best Natural Treatments)
Holarrhena anti-dysenterica plant grows as a deciduous shrub up to 3ms high. The leaves are opposite, ovate and 10-cm long. The stem has several branches. The flowers are corymb-like cymes. The flowers have five white petals and grow up to 2-3cm high. The fruits are cylindrical and paired and the seeds are light brown. It is a medicinal plant in Ayurveda. The botanical name of the plant itself explains the main medicinal property of plant that is explained in Veda for the treatment of diarrhea. (see also Dr. M.A.Sobhan's article in Kurchi).