Kamarkas Gum Powder – Palash Gond
Latin : Butea monosperma Gum Resin
Other Names : Palash gum – Flame of the Forest, Palash gond, Bengal Kino, Palash, Tisso Flowers, Bastard Teak, Flame Of The Forest, Palash Phool, Tesu Phool, Tesu Beeja, Gond Chuniya, Kamarkas,Dhak, Palah. Palas, dhak, Bol uri, Chhola, chichra, chinchra, desukajhad, Brahma vriksha, brahmavriksha, kamata, Brahmavriksham, camata, chamatha, Pang-gong, Kakracha, palas, paras, phalas, phulas
Parts Used : Gum/ Resin of the Tree
Chemical constituents : Contains Kino Tannin & Gallic Acids.
Kamarkas looks like Reddish black brittle glistening pieces. Smells like light resinous odour and sticks to the gum, when chewed and makes the saliva bright Red.
It is almost entirely soluble in alcohol and entirely in ether and partly in water.
Ayurvedic classification :