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Bauhinia variegata Linn
  • Family : Caesalpiniaceae
  • English : Variegated Bauhinia, Mountain Ebony
  • Hindi : Kanchanar
  • Gujarati : Kanchanar
  • Sanskrit : kanchnar, Kovidara

  • Part used : Bark

Botanical Description1:  A moderate- sized deciduous tree with vertically cracked grey bark, wood moderately hard, grayish brown with irregular darker patches; leaves simple ovate, rounded at apex, 10-15 cm long, pubescent beneath; when young, coriaceous; flowers white or pink, the uppermost petal darker and variegated, usually appearing before the leaves in short axillary or terminal racemes, stamens 5, staminodes absent, fruits flat dehiscent pods, seeds 10-15. Flowering and fruting January to July.

It is widely found in India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Dipana, Grahi, Tradosahara, Gandavrddhihara.

Modern Pharmacological Action: Bauhinia variegata is reported to have antibacterial activity and also showed antifungal activity.

Our Products containing this ingredient:

Kanchnar Bark Extract

  • Kanchnar capsule
  • Simlim Capsule