Botanical Name : WRIGHTIA TINCTORIA
Family Name : APOCYNACEAE
Common Name : PALA INDIGO PLANT, DYERS’S OLEANDER
Part Used : Bark, Seeds
Habitat : Throughout India upto 1200 m.
Uses : The leaves are acrid, thermogenic, anodyne and hypotensive and are very usefull in odontalgia, vitiated conditions of vata and hypertension. The eeds are bitter, astringent, acrid, carminative, constipating, depurative, anthelmintic and febrifuge. They are usefull in vitiated conditions of Pitta and Kapha, dyspepsia etc.
Its pungent fresh leaves quickly relieve toothaches. Leaves, flowers and fruits are source of a kind of indigo called pala-indigo. White, close-grained wood looks like ivory and is much used for carving and wood-turning. In piles, fever, diarrhoea, roundworm and colic.