Flame Of The Forest Tree Gum/Chunia Gond/Kamar Kas (چنیا گوند, ڈھاک کا گوند) also known as Butea Monosperma. The tree is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is a slow growing tree that reaches a height of 40 to 50 feet. It has a crooked trunk and irregular branches. The leaves are 3-foliate and the flowers a bright orange red color.
It has been used extensively in Ayurvedic, Unani and Homeopathic medicine.
The extracts of various parts of the tree as well as the whole parts possess anti microbial, anti bacterial, anti fungal, hypoglycemic, anti inflammatory, astringent, tonic, aphrodisiac and diuretic properties.
The gum is astringent to the bowels. It relieves stomatitis, cough, excessive perspiration and corneal opacity.
The gum is used for treating diarrhea and dysentery. A decoction or infusion of the gum is used as enema.