Gum, seeds, flowers, barks, leaves.
Several parts of the bastard teak (Butea frondosa), including its leaves, flowers, seeds, barks, and the gum obtained from it possess valuable therapeutic properties. A decoction prepared from the bark of the tree is excellent when used topically in your bath water to stop bleeding piles. On the other hand, a hot decoction prepared from the flowers and applied externally below the naval area helps to ease micturation or discharge of urine from the bladder. The seeds of the bastard teak are pounded in water and the paste is applied topically to treat scorpion stings effectively. In addition, a paste prepared with the seeds and water is also applied topically to treat a number of conditions, including edema, skin diseases and diseases related to the eyes. The dried out seed is powdered and applied in the form of nasal drops to help epilepsy patients recover from unconsciousness. In addition, the seed paste blended with lemon juice is a very effectual panacea for a number of skin disorders including eczema, ringworm and tinea. Aside from the above therapeutic values of the bastard teak, the leaves of the tree are employed in the form of an ingredient in several tonics as well as aphrodisiacs. In addition, the leaves of this herb are also effective in stopping secretion or bleeding. In addition, taking the gum exuded by bastard teak in three regular doses has often been found to be effective in alleviating diarrhea. However, here is a word of caution. This gum should never be given to children and women for internal usage. It has been found that the gum of bastard teak is also effective in curing dysentery, while you can ground its seeds into a powdered form and take the powder internally for eliminating worms infesting the stomach as well as the intestines. The therapeutic value of this tree does not end here, as the leaves can be effective in lowering the levels of blood sugar, thereby alleviating diabetes. There are several other therapeutic benefits of the bastard teak tree. You can boil the leaves of this tree in water and can use the resultant solution in the form of a mouthwash to get relief from sore throat. In addition, the seeds can be pulverized and made into a paste with water and applied to the affected body areas on a regular basis to cure skin conditions like itching, eczema and other skin problems. Even the leaves of this tree are useful for keeping leucorrhea under check. A decoction prepared with the bastard teak leaves can be used to rinse the genitals with a view to treat any disease in that body part. You can prepare a decoction with the leaves of this tree to rinse your pubic area on a regular basis so that it ensures you have normal urine flow.
The bastard teak or Butea frondosa has its origin in India, where it is found growing in the wild throughout the country. This tree is especially seen in dry and mixed deciduous forests in the western and central parts of India.
Chemical analysis of different parts of the bastard teak has revealed that while the resin exuded by the tree and its bark skin encloses gallic acids and tannins, the seeds contain an alkaloid called palasonin. This alkaloid is an effective anthelmintic, particularly in eliminating round worm (Ascaris lumbricoides) infestations. The resin gum yielded by the tree is known as Kino oil, and it encloses amyrin, lipolytic and proteolytic enzymes, lectins, sitosterol, lactone and monospermin.