THIRUVATHI – KANCHINI – IRUATCHI (TAMIL NAMES)
IRON AND THAAMIRAM
IT HAS IRON AND THAAMIRAM.
Aathi (Tamil) (Bauhinia Racemosa Lam) can be given.
The tree has small, creamy white or yellow coloured flowers in axillary or terminal racemes. The flowers are laxative & amp; seeds are anti-bacterial. The leaves are used for making bidis (Bidi Leaf Tree). The tree yields a useful gum & amp; fibres. The bark is used for tanning and dyeing. The Sonpatta tree is worshipped with the recitation of special prayer, asking for victory over one’s defects & enemies, success in one’s endeavors and reunion with friends..
The leaves of Purple Orchid tree make good fodder for sheep, goats & cattle. The flowers are of much importance in Apiculture and also as a pot herb in curries & amp; made into pickle (chutni).