More widely known as Butea Superba, the plant is of the vine family and grows primarily in Asia in countries such as Vietnam, India, china and Thailand. The plant is known by a variety of names throughout the world such as Butea Gum tree, Kwao Krua dang, Red Kwao Krua and Red Kwao krua Daeng. Also known as ‘flame of the forest’, the tree itself is a medium sized one that features compound leaves that fall during the winter and bloom between February and March. The parts used for medicinal properties include the gum extract, the seeds and the leaves.

The gum of the butea tree is rich in gallic and tannic acids. Galiic acid is considered to be one of the more effective forms of antioxidants that keep the body free of any free radicals that are known to play a significant role in the development of a number of medical conditions. Studies have shown that gallic acid also possesses a number of anti cancer properties and is being included in the treatment of a number of patients all over the world in order to prevent cellular mutations. The most important aspect of using gallic acid as a treatment option right now is the fact that it shows no negative effect on the healthy cells within the body while helping the body confronts the cancer cells that exist. Gallic acid also has anti fungal as well as anti viral properties which means that it helps protect the body against a number of common and very serious medical illnesses. Gallic acid can also be used as a remote astringent as it known to be extremely beneficial when it comes to tissue constriction as well as reduction in bleeding. Despite the fact that Butea superba is rich in gallic acid – which is very beneficial for a number of serious medical ailments, perhaps its most well known use is the fact that it is very effective in boosting an individual’s sexual performance as well as helping cure certain issues like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. This is primarily because of the fact that there is some evidence to suggest that the chemicals that are present in butea superba are known to act similarly to the hormones that help in the regulation of sexual performance and function.

Butea Suerba is widely used in a number of home remedies that have been developed centuries ago and perfected over long durations of time. The leaves, for instance, are known to be very effective in the reduction of blood sugar – thereby making them very beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. Individuals suffering from a congested or septic throat can create a concoction of the leaves by boiling them in water and using it as a mouthwash for as long as the sore throat persists. The seeds of the plant can also be administered internally, via a powder or mashed into a paste with honey in order to kill any intestinal worms – thereby cleaning the stomach substantially.

The appropriate dosage of Butea superba will depend on a number of different factors such as the users age and overall health. While there is no significant data detailing the general appropriate dosage of a user, it is highly recommended that you consult your local physician about the same as well. No risks and side effects have so far been reported with normal levels of consumption of Butea Superba however, it is important to keep in mind the fact that natural products are not always safe and dosages could have an effect on your overall quality of life. Make sure you read any directions provided on the packaging beforehand.