Dose of Palasa in Medicine
The seeds of Butea frondosa are said to be laxative and anthelmintic and are used, both alone and in combination with other medicines, for expelling intestinal worms. Thus the fresh juice of the seeds or the seeds beaten to a paste is given with honey. Sarangadhara gives the following recipe for worms; take the seeds of Butea frondosa, root of Ipomoea Turpethum (trivrit), seeds of Hyoscyamus niger (parasika yamani), kamala powder, baberang seeds and treacle in equal parts, beat them together into a paste with water and administer with buttermilk.
The gum of Butea frondosa, now used as a substitute for kino, was employed by the ancient Hindus, externally only. As for example in the following; take of red sandal wood one part, rock salt 2 parts, chebulic myrobalans 3 parts and the gum of Butea frondosa 4 parts, powder it and mix. This powder is recommended to be applied to pterygium and opacities on the cornea.
The alkaline ashes of this plant are used in the preparation of caustic pastes and diuretic medicines, along with others of their class.
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