Kamarkas Resin is also and variously known as Palash gum – Flame of the Forest, Palash gond, Bengal Kino, Palash, Tisso Flowers, Bastard Teak, Flame Of The Forest, Palash Phool, Tesu Phool, Tesu Beeja, Gond Chuniya, Kamarkas,Dhak, Palah. Palas, dhak, Bol uri, Chhola, chichra, chinchra, desukajhad, Brahma vriksha, brahmavriksha, kamata, Brahmavriksham, camata, chamatha, Pang-gong, Kakracha, palas, paras, phalas, phulas
Parts Used : Gum/ Resin of the Tree
Chemical constituents : Contains Kino Tannin & Gallic Acids.
Kamarkas is a reddish brittle powder and has a light resinous aroma and is used as and in incense.
If chewed it becomes sticky and makes the saliva very red when chewed. It is used as a spice in some Indian and South East Asian culinary preparations.
It is almost entirely soluble in alcohol and entirely in ether and partly in water.