Bombax malabaricum

Botanical Name Bombax malabaricum
Common Name Semal
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Bomax
Species: malabaricum
Part used Fruits, seeds, flowers, leaves, stem-bark and root.
Medicinal Properties Diuretic, expectorant, invigorating, astringent, acne, laxative, anti-inflammatory, tonic, demulcent, antidysenteric and aphrodisiac
Medicinal Use Vata diseases, diarrhoea, dysentery, menorrhagia and leucorrhoca. Fruits are useful in urinary calculii, chronic inflammation of bladder, kidney and in strangury.
ChemistryBeta-Sitosterol and its glucoside(all parts); lupeol (seeds, bark, root-bark), hentriacontane, hentriacontanol (flowers), arachidic, linoleic, myristic, oleic and palmitic acids(seed oil).
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatThroughout Rajasthan
DescriptionIt is large tree. Leaves are large, petiole is longer than the leaflets, leaflets are lanceolate. Flowers are large, red in color. Occasionaly white, appearing before the leaves. Fruit capsule is 15-17 cm long, ovoid, drowny.