A medium sized tree which is found all over India. The red flowers are pollinated mainly by birds of the sunbird family. It Possess an impressive range of nutritional and medicinal properties. Fibres from the bark are used to make rope. They are also visited by many butterflies. Grey bark and alternately arranged hairy, ovate shaped leaves with serrate margins.
It is a good source of carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Different parts of the plant are traditionally used in the indigenous medicine system to cure various ailments. The roots and the bark are used as an expectorant, demulcent, constipating and lactifuge and useful in colic, scabies, gastropathy, diabetes, diarrhoea and dysentery. The fruits are used as astringents, refrigerant, stomachachic, antispasmodic, haemostatic and vermifuge. They are useful in griping of bowels, flatulence, colic, diabetes, diarrhea and dysentery. Source (wikipedia)