Butterfly tree

Description

Common Name: Butterfly tree
Scientific Name: Bauhinia purpurea
Family Name: Fabaceae

Edible Usages:
The leaves can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable. The flower buds and flowers can also be used as a vegetable, but the flower buds are often pickled or used in curries.

Medicinal Usages:
The root is carminative, which means it helps to expel gas from the stomach. The bark, roots and flowers, when mixed with rice-water, are used in poultice form as a maturant.

References:
http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Bauhinia+purpurea

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Butterfly tree”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *