The Eternal Tree: Palash (Butea Frondosa)
Palash is known as Dhak and Tesu in Hindi, Palash in Bengali, Palas in Marathi and Kesuda in Gujrathi. Eating out of a plate made of Palash leaves gives the same benefits as are had from eating out of a silver plate.
Linga Purana says that all ailments can be prevented by giving 10000 oblations with Palash wood with japa of the mantra, ‘Aum Namah Shivay’ ॐ नम: शिवाय .
Palash Flowers : For any urinary problem, one can use with advantage extract of boiled Palash flowers (50 ml) mixed with sweet candy.
Put drops of Palash flowers juice in eyes at initial stage of night blindness. Palash flower juice mixed with pure honey may be applied to the eyes in case of Conjunctivitis.
For a Healthy and Robust Progeny : One Palash flower ground in milk should be given everyday to the expecting mother for a healthy and vigorous child.
Palash seeds: In case of worms, 3-6 grams of Palash seed powder may be given with milk for three consecutive days. On the fourth day 10-15 ml castor oil mixed in hot milk should be given to the patient. It will help remove worms from the body.
Leaves : Inhaling the fumes from burning the mixture of dry leaves of Palash and Bel ( the Bengal quince tree Aegle Marmelos), cow ghee and sugar candy mixed in equal quantity purifiles and hones the intellect.
In case of piles, prepare a dish of Palash leaves in ghee or oil and consume it with curds.
Palash bark : Prepare 50 gm. Extract by boiling Palash bark in water. Cool and add sugar candy to it. It is a useful therapy for bleeding from nose, urinary tract or uterus.
Palash wood resin (gum):1-3 grams of Palash resin taken with Amla juice or with milk sweetened by candied sugar strengthens the bones, fortifies the body to make it healthy, robust and virile. Its gum mixed in hot water is a tested therapy in watery stool and chronic diarrhhoea.
- Rishi Prasad March 2013