Reviewed on 6/11/2021
Other Name(s):

Adakapari, Bignonia chelonoides, Bignonia suaveolens, Fragrant Padritree, Krishnavrinda, Kuberakshi, Kuber Bacha, Padeli, Pader, Padhala, Palol, Patala, Patali, Patiri, Poopatiri, Pulila, Stereospermum chelonoides, Stereospermum suaveolens, Tamrapushpi, Trumpet Flower Tree, Yellow Snake Tree.


Stereospermum is a large tree that grows in India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Most research about stereospermum has focused on the bark and its potential effects.

People take stereospermum by mouth for indigestion, hiccups, vomiting, diarrhea, pain, fever, diabetes, liver disorders, and asthma.

People apply stereospermum to the skin to heal wounds.

How does it work?

Stereospermum might lower blood sugar and cholesterol, reduce pain, reduce swelling, lower fevers, and protect the liver from toxins. It might also protect the brain from damage caused by reduced blood flow or conditions such as Parkinson's disease. Stereospermum seems to have antioxidant effects.


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Uses & Effectiveness

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More evidence is needed to rate stereospermum for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

Side Effects

There isn't enough reliable information about stereospermum to know if it is safe.


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Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking stereospermum if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


The appropriate dose of stereospermum depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for stereospermum (in children/in adults). Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Chandrashekhar VM, Muchandi AA, Sudi SV, Ganapty S. Hepatoprotective activity of Stereospermum suaveolens against CCl4-induced liver damage in albino rats. Pharm Biol 2010;48(5):524-8. View abstract.

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Muchandi AA, Chandrashekhar VM. Antiulcer and gastroprotective potential of Stereospermum suaveolens in Wistar rats. J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2011;2(2):117-9. View abstract.

Shalavadi MH, Chandrashekhar VM, Avinash SP, et al. Neuroprotective activity of Stereospermum suaveolens DC against 6-OHDA induced Parkinson's disease model. Indian J Pharmacol 2012;44(6):737-43. View abstract.

Shalavadi MH, Chandrashekhar VM, Ramkishan A, et al. Neuroprotective activity of Stereospermum suaveolens against global cerebral ischemia rat model. Pharm Biol 2013;51(8):955-60. View abstract.