What is it called in different languages?
English: coral tree/ east Indian coral tree/ Indian coral tree
Bengali: kanda mathar/ madar
Hindi: chadap/ dadap/ mandara
Kannada: bilee vaarjipae
Malayalam: mandaram/ mulmurikk
Marathi: pangara/ pangira
Sanskrit: kantakipalasa
Tamil: mullumurukku/ kaliyana
Telugu: badidapu chettu/ wangiram

About the Indian coral tree: The scientific name of the Indian coral tree is Erythrina Variegata. It is a flowering tree that belongs to the Fabaceae/ Leguminosae family. The genus includes 110 species, many of which are cultivated as ornamentals. This tree has tremendous medicinal importance. It has a bitter and pungent taste. This tree is a rich source of choline, cytisine, erysotrine, proteinase, erysovine, isoquinoli.

– Reduces cholesterol
– Helps to fight obesity
– Reduces liver disorders
– Cures women infestation
– Gives relief from fever
– Treats swelling and inflammations
– Cures anorexia
– Improves digestive strength
– Prevents delayed periods
– Acts as an antiseptic

– Parts of the coral tree has its use in Siddha medicine for treating menstrual disorders
– The bark of the tree is useful in treating ophthalmic and skin related diseases
– Dried bark decoction cures lumbar and leg pain
– Crushed bark cures toothache by inserting the powder into cavities or hollow tooth
– You can make a detoxifying drink (cures cough and cold)
– Can cook coral leaves with other vegetables

** ** It is advisable to consult your doctor before consuming it.