Bauhinia purpurea (Kanchan)

Taxonomy

Kingdom:
Plantae
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Fabales
Family:
Leguminosae
Genus:
Bauhinia
Species :
B. purpurea
Height:
20 - 35 Feet
Leaf Size:
10 - 14 cm
Leaf Type:
Bilobed

Commonly known as the Purple Camel's Foot, or Hawaiian Orchid tree, it is a small - medium sized deciduous tree and used in traditional medicine systems to treat various diseases as it is believed to possess antibacterial and anti-diabetic properties.

Native Area: West, South and North East India

Requirement

Soil: Well-drained, Sandy, Loamy, Acidic, Slightly alkaline

Sunlight: -

Utility

Medicinal: Used to treat throat disorders and worm infestations

Flowers: Flower powder is used as laxative

Fruit: -

Importance

Religious: -

Cultural: -