Pathimugham is a small thorny tree, 6-9 m in height and 15-25 cm in trunk diameter with a few prickly branches. Leaves are double-compound, alternately arranged, Fruits are woody pods, with 3-4 seeds. It is a species of flowering tree in the legume family fabaceae. It is found all over southeast Asia and its dried hardwood has been used as a traditional ingredient to color food and beverages and as a home remedy to treat certain ailments.
Brazilin is the major active compound found in pathimugam heartwood and is responsible for the natural red pigment.
Used for purifying blood, Quenching thirst, Cures jaundice and cough. Good for respiratory ailments, Cures wound. Its flower is used as a base in fairness creams. It has a capacity to cure Blood Pressure, Heart diseases.
•Good for Skin health