Synonym ► Poinciana regai Bojer ex Hook.
Family ► Caesalpiniaceae. Habitat ► Native to Madagascar; grown in gardens and avenues for ornamental purposes and for shade.
206 Delphinium brunonianum Royle.
English ► Flamboyant Flame tree, Gold Mohur.
Ayurvedic ► Gulmohar (var.) White Gold Mohur is equated with Delonix elata Gamble, synonym Poinciana elata Linn.
Siddha ► Vadanarayana, Pe-rungondrai, Mayarum. White Gulmohar. (Tamil)
Action ► Bark—antiperiodic, febrifuge. Plant—antirheumatic, spasmogenic. Flowers (aqueous and alcoholic extract)—active against roundworm.
White Gulmohar trunk-bark yielded asparagine and aspartic acid. Flowers gave iso-quercetin.
Delonix regia bark gave leucocyani-din; bark and leaves contain tannin, lu-peol and beta-sitosterol, and free OH-proline as major amino acid. Flower anthers are a rich source of zeaxanthin.
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