Medicinal use:

The latex is used externally in the treatment of infected wounds, ulcers, skin infections and scabies. Dried roots are given as a decoction against indigestion and colic, they are also prescribed as a tonic to treat orchitis and oedemas. They are used as a purgative, and in the treatment of dysentery and scabies.

coral plant herb for healing wounds

About the plant:

Coral plant is a single-trunked small tree or shrub. It is native to Mexico and Central America. It is a shrub or a small tree with a single trunk, a loose spreading crown, and a typical height in the cultivation of 1.8–3 m. The red inflorescence is in great demand by florists as it makes beautiful red corsages. The plant also exhibits phytochemical, antimicrobial and insecticidal properties.

Vernacular names:

Common name: Coral bush, Coral plant, Physic nut, Guatemala Rhubarb  Hindi: Chini-erandi, Malayalam: Churakkalli, Kannada: Havalada haralu, Havalada mara, Seeme havalada gida

Tips for growing:

The plant requires moderately fertile soil with excellent drainage. It has some drought tolerance once established but performs best with regular watering in a full sun situation. In cool zones, plant the specimen in a large container with a gritty houseplant soil. In-ground plants can tolerate rocky or sandy soil.

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Apply the fluid coming from the bark of this plant to the affected area, which will cure the wound within a short time.


The fruits are not to be eaten. If eaten, they will produce symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, cramps, numbness in the legs and arms.