- The leaves are believed to have astringent, depurate, diuretic and aphrodisiac properties.
- It promotes diuresis and menstrual flow.
- The decoction of bark is useful in cold, cough, fever and menstrual disorders.
- Bark is also useful in tumors, bleeding piles and ulcers.
- Roots are useful in elephantiasis and in curing night blindness and other eyesight defects.
- It is used as emmenagogue and to reduce swellings both in human and veterinary applications.
Butea monosperma is native to tropical and sub-tropical parts of the South Asia and Southeast Asia, ranging across Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and western Indonesia. It grows throughout all over the Indian subcontinent.