Axle wood is a tree that grows up to 33 meters high. The leaves are elliptic-obtuse, entire, rounded at both ends. The flowers are greenish yellow, with minute globular heads on short stalks axillary. The fruits are small, yellowish brown or reddish brown, glossy, beaks, wings, and a top seed. Its seed is wedge-shaped.
Axle wood is an ayurvedic tree used in the treatment of wounds, localized swelling, diarrhea, diabetes and skin diseases. It is also known as Button Tree, Ghatti Tree and Anogeissus Latifolia.
Axle wood flower/Gul-e-Dhawa (گل دھاوا) is useful for many ailments as given below,
- Spleen enlargement.
- Cold and cough.
- Excessive perspiration.
- Urinary disorders.
- Scorpion sting and snake bite.