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Bastard Teak Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Bastard Teak
Glycemic Index / Load
Bastard Teak, Flame Of The Forest, Parrot Tree
Botanical Name
Butea Monosperma, Butea Frondosa
Hindi Name
Tesu, Dhak, Chalcha, Kamarkas

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Nutrients in Bastard Teak

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Nature of
Bastard Teak


Parts Used

Seed, Dried Stem Bark,Flowers,Leaf, Gum

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Bastard Teak

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
Do not use for long time, as it may cause Kidney diseases and Anaemia.
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Flame of the Forest is tree.
It is deciduous tree.
It belongs to the family Fabaceae.
Its leaves are pinnate.
It grows in tropical and sub tropical climate.
It grows up to 15 M.
It is reddish-black in color.
It is odorless.
It can be used as a Pesticide.
When chewed it makes the saliva bright red in color.
Best used for Backache and Kidney Problems.
Strong Kidneys means strong back and Knees. Different people will ascribe different reasons behind the back or knee pain. Be informed!! Its not the back , it is the Kidneys that need your attention.


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Materia Medica for Bastard Teak

Bastard Teak General

All parts of the plant are used as herbal remedies, or, form part of an Ayurvedic formula. Its flowers, bark and seeds are Astringent in nature.
The gum improves fertility in men. It promotes the formation of mature spermatozoa.
The Flowers of Palash (Tesu key phool) were, and are, an essential ingredient of most Indian beauty care recipes. The complexion becomes fair. The skin becomes supple. The female reproductive organs function more harmoniously. Palash flowers are recommended in controlling excessive mensurational bleeding.
The Seeds are useful in the treatment of worm infestations and allergic skin conditions.
The decoction of the Palash Bark is used to wash vaginal discharges. It is also useful in treating Anorexia, Celiac Sprue, fever, and Hemorrhoids.
The paste of its seeds is used to treat Skin disorders, Edema, and Eye diseases.
The oil of the Palash seeds is useful in treating Rheumatism.
The gum of this tree shows an antacid property.
The flowers of this tree are Antiseptic in nature.
Its flowers are useful in curing Dyspepsia and Diarrhea.
Its flowers are also diuretic in nature. Hence, helpful in Dysuria. Palash flowers are also helpful protecting age related bone diseases such as Osteoporosis.
The leaves of Palash are used to reduce Pain and Swelling.
It is an Appetizer.
It is a Liver stimulant.

Long Pepper General

Long Pepper also known as Pippali is a spice. It can be used in four different ways : as a spice, as a home remedy, as a medicinal herb and as a catalyst to increase the effect of other herbs. It is an excellent Aphrodisiac and Anti aging herb. Long Pepper contains Piperine. Piperine stimulates poor blood circulation. It enhances the absorption of other active ingredients in a medicine or product.
Long Pepper is a powerful stimulant for Digestive system and Respiratory system. It is a metabolic stimulant. It improves the functioning of the Liver. It detoxifies and rejuvenates the Lungs. It expels out mucus accumulated in the Respiratory Tract. It effectively treats Cold and Congestion.
The fruit of Long Pepper is more useful and active when unripe. Th fruit is best to treat Spleen Disorders. The fruit is used after drying it under sun.
The root of the plant is beneficial medicinally. It is called Pippali moolam or Modi. It is an effective treatment for Bronchitis, Stomachache, Diseases of Spleen and Tumors. The root is given to women post Child birth to induce the exclusion of placenta. The decoction of root treats Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The root and spike of the plant is effective for the treatment of Lumbago and Gout. The infusion is Stimulant, Carminative and Alterative in nature. The root is Aphrodisiac and Emmenagogue in nature. It acts as a Rubafacient externally.
The powdered form of Long Pepper is taken with honey to cure a number of ailments. It cures Obesity, Cough, Cold, Asthma, Fever and Hiccup. It improves Digestion. It enhances intelligence.
It improves appetite. It helps to avoid weight loss associated with Tuberculosis and its treatment.
The powdered form of Long Pepper fruit and Long Pepper root and stem of Pepper plant with dry Ginger is taken as an Appetizer.
Long Pepper boosts Sexual strength. It is useful for Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation.
Regular use of Long Pepper is good for Diabetic patients. It regulates the rate at which glucose is released in the Blood. It boosts the production of Insulin.
It combats Bacterial infections, Diarrhea and Toothache.
Single Herb

Flame Of The Forest for Cough

Boil a small piece of bark of Flame Of The Forest in water. Drink this water frequently.

Flame Of The Forest for Swelling

Put a bark piece of Flame Of The Forest in Boiling water. Drink this water whenever feel thirsty.

Flame Of The Forest for Headache

Make a decoction of Flame Of The Forest bark. Use this water to drink whenever thirsty.

Flame Of The Forest for Dipsia

Make an infusion of Flame Of The Forest's bark. Add some sugar in it before drinking.

Flame Of The Forest for Ringworm

Sprinkle the seed powder of Flame Of The Forest plant over the affected area.

Flame Of The Forest for Stomach Upset

Soak leaves of Flame Of The Forest in the mud pot. Drink this water whenever feel thirsty.

Flame Of The Forest for Testicular Swelling

Crush the flowers of Flame Of The Forest plant. Boil them. Bandage them over Scrotum.

Flame Of The Forest for Aphthous Ulcers

Mix gum powder of Flame Of The Forest in water. Apply this water on the mouth or throat ulcers using a cotton bud.

Flame Of The Forest for Urine Retention

Tie the warm leaves of Flame Of The Forest from lower abdomen to excite the pubic area.
OR : Make a decoction of Flame Of The Forest flowers. Filter it. Drink whenever feel thirsty by adding some salt in it.

Flame Of The Forest for Abscess

Make leaves paste of Flame Of The Forest. Apply it on the affected parts.
OR : Bandage the boils with steamed flowers of Flame Of The Forest.

Bastard Teak for Leucorrhea

Bastard Teak Or Kamarkas is really good to tone up the reproductive organs. It is good for vaginal discharge and excessive menstrual bleeding.
For Vaginal Discharge or any other infection in the genital areas, take Bastard Teak powder with milk on an empty stomach. Take for 4 days.
Or Boil the Bastard Teak leaves and wash the genitals with that decoction.

Bastard Teak for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Bastard Teak flowers are good to stop Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. Make a decoction of Flowers and drink it once in a day. It is good to treat any other kind of genital infection also.
Bastard Teak Leaves are also good to take care of Genitals. Boil a handful of Fresh leaves and wash the genital with that water.

Bastard Teak for Vaginal Problems

To get rid of Vaginal infection or discharge take Bastard Teak ( Kamar Kas ). Boil the leaves of Bastard Teak and take 2 cups every day.
OR : Take dried Bastrad teak ( Kamarkas ) herb. Make a fine powder and take a half teaspoon with a glass of warm milk every day.

Bastard Teak flowers for Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

Bastrad Teak flowers are used to treat Excessive menstrual bleeding. They are very effective in case of Hormonal Imbalance also.
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Herbal Treatment For Dhobie Itch 1

Crush seeds of Flame Of The Forest. Add lime juice in it to make paste. Apply it over the affected areas

Herbal Treatment For Dysentery 6

Sun dry the gum of Bastard Teak ( Tesu ) . Powder the gum. Add quarter tsp of powdered gum with quarter tsp of Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) . Take the mixture with lukewarm water.

Herbal Treatment For Snake Bite 3

Grind the barks of Flame Of The Forest ( Tesu in India ) and Ginger ( Adrak in India ) by taking them in equal proportion with water. Apply it on the affected areas.

Herbal Treatment For Ascaris 10

Prepare a mixture by adding Azadirachta Indica ( Neem ) oil with Castor Oil. Take half tsp of it in the morning with an empty Stomach.

Herbal Treatment For Lower back pain 17

Ingredients :
Coarse Sooji ( Semolina ) - 4 Cups
Ghee ( Clarified Butter ) - 2 Cups
Coconut ( Dry sliced ) - 1/2 Cup
Pistachio Nuts ( Sweet ) - 1/2 Cup
Almonds ( Unpeeled ) - 2 Cups
Munakka ( Big raisins ) - 1/2 Cup
Crystal Sugar ( Mishri ) - 3 Cups
Green Cardamom Seeds - 10
Katira Gond ( Tragacanth gum ) - 1/2 Cup
KamarKas ( Bastard Teak ) - 1/2 Cup
Char Maghaz - 1/2 Cup
( Combination of Almonds, Pumpkin seeds, Cantaloupe Seeds and Watermelon seeds )
Makhanay ( Euryale Ferox ) - 1/2 Cup
Raisins - 1/2 Cup

Step 1:
Take 1/2 cup of Ghee in a broad pan and heat. Add Coconut , Pistachio , Almonds , Munakka , Katira Gond , Char Maghaz , Makhanay and Raisins to it . Fry on a low heat until it turns light brown. Spread them separately on a paper till all the Ghee is absorbed.
Step 2:
Crush all the nuts coarsely.
Step 3:
Take a pan and fry Kamarkas and lay it separately on a paper.
Step 4:
Take 2 cups of Ghee and heat it. Add Green Cardamom Seeds and let them splutter and then add Sooji and mix well till Sooji turns light brown. Do not let Sooji burn.
Step 5:
Add all the crushed nuts and Crystal Sugar to the mixture and keep mixing on a low heat. Sugar should stay a bit crunchy.
Step 6:
Add Kamarkas in it and mix again. Let it cool.
Step 7:
Consume one large table spoon every day with warm milk. Preserve it in an air-tight container. It stays fresh up to 2 months.
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Krupali ( India )
29 Feb 2016
What water ratio of Butea monosperma
Jignesh Das
01 Mar 2016
Dear Krupali It is assumed that you are asking about the amount of water to be used to make the paste. Is it right ?
The water should be equal to the amount of the powder of Butea Monosperma. Such that, when you mix it, a thick paste is formed. The paste should be as thick as any cream, which can be applied on the affected area.
Hariom khandekar ( Rajasthan )
27 Mar 2016
dear sir,
please suggest me that laddu of urad dal and kamarkas are benificial in slip disc.

Hariom khandekar ( Rajasthan )
01 Apr 2016
please reply me sir

05 Apr 2016
Dear Hariom We believe we suggested you to take Ashwagandha initially and then try Night Jasmine, Cayenne. Also, gentle back poses were recommended to you. It is true, laddos or urad dal and Kamarkas help to cure the lower back pain. You may try it.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Ajay Singh ( India )
26 Jun 2016
What is Chiniya Gind. How it can be get.
Ahmed ( Gujarat )
14 Jul 2016
Where i can get

juice of Bastard teak jad ( mool )
Karun Nath Dutta
04 Aug 2016
You can buy it from your local herbal store. If not, then order it online. There are many e commerce websites that deal with selling of herbs. I don't think Herbpathy deals with selling of herbs.
Or, why don't you check buy/sell herbs portal given on this website.
Shonna ( USA )
04 Sep 2016
Today is 3rd sep 2016 If i wana try to concieve in oct 2016 can i use it or is it harmful?
05 Sep 2016
Shonna Yes, If you wish to conceive, surely you can. But, why do you wish to take this herb ?
Are you suffering from any disorder. Please be specific...
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
05 Sep 2016
Hehehe. Ofcourse you can. I do not think herbs ever help you to conceive. If you do not have any medical issues, " A Man " is all you need. All the best :D :D
Muralidhar goud ( India/ telangana, mahabub nagar )
14 Nov 2017
hi sir we have lot of bastard teak trees in our land any body wants buy ??
Tanya Khan ( Canada )
06 Dec 2017
I saw a video wherein it was advised that we should boil 1 cup of water with 1/2 teaspoon kamarkas seeds, raw ginger, betel leaf and mint stalks, for reducing cholesterol and controlling diabetes. The video also claimed that whoever needs bypass surgery or have heart blockage etc will benefit by drinking this herbal decoction for a month. It also aids in weight loss and protects the organs. Can you please verify whether the individual herbs and spices I mentioned to prepare this herbal decoction truly reduce cholesterol, control high blood pressure and diabetes? As I'm a patient of all three and I would like to try this.
Many thanks.
Mahesh K
13 May 2018
Even I saw this video, and need someone to give his/her expert's advice. What is Kamarkas? what part of the tree it is, leaves, flower, roots or bark of the tree?
if this preparation works it would be wonderful. Herbpathy may kindly throw some light on this please. Thanks and Regards
Garima Rastogi ( India )
24 Dec 2017
I want to know can it be used topically during pregnancy. What are the benefits for hair and skin
Saeed ( Pakistan )
29 Jan 2018

I want to know that i m using gokhuru and alsi as a medicines for perception both husband and wife and can we use kamarkar both with it also
12 Feb 2018
Saeed.. YOu said that you are using it for Perception ? Perception means the mental process of becoming aware of an object or an idea. So? Does it mean that you want to improve your cognitive power ? Please explain in a little more detail
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
17 Jun 2018
He he ....i wanted to write the to concieve .but perception was written wrongly....i mean here we both are trying to concieve.....
Saeed ( Pakistan )
01 Feb 2018
Plz reply sir to my fielrst query
Bonila ( US )
11 Apr 2018
Is there a cure with herbpathy for pilonidal abscess? I have had this abcess in my back area for many years now and I have noticed it usually flares up before my periods (I usually crave a lot of sugar before my periods and I think either eating a lot of sugar or my hormones cause this abscess to flare up (become painful and pus release)). Please help!
08 Oct 2018
How to take kamar kas for back pain. Daily dosage suggestion please
Sjbrahmanyam ( India )
27 Oct 2018
Hi ...
My brother is used the bastard seeds powder with lemon water for ringworm on his back area..He got immediate reaction f water bubbles on the skin throughout the area...Can we continue using this},? R is that s to the symbol fr not to use? He z suffering with ring worm frm eight months..Using english medicine...No use at all.so he tried this..Plz help me...He z feeling like burning over there...Wat r solutions fr this...I don't know any doctor...Plz help us
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