Biophytum reinwardtii medicinal uses

Biophytum reinwardtii (Zucc.) Klotzsch

In this article we will discuss about the biophytum reinwardtii:- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English Name: Reinwardt’s Tree Plant
  • Tamil name: Panichuruki, Runakkali
  • Hindi name: Laajjaalu

Scientific name

  • Name: Biophytum reinwardtii (Zucc.) Klotzsch
  • Family: Oxalidaceae (Wood sorrel family)
  • Synonyms: Oxalis reinwardtii, Oxalis sensitiva, Oxalis reinwardtii

Biophytum reinwardtii Medicinal uses

  • The leaves decoction is used as a remedy for cough
  • Crushed fresh leaves are applied on cuts and wounds to stop bleeding and quick healing
  • The herb decoction is given for hypertension.
  • In Java, a decoction of the leaves is given for asthma, phthisis, and snake-bite poisoning, while a decoction of the root is drunk for gonorrhea and stone in the bladder.
  • The powdered seed mixed with cow ghee is applied to abscesses to promote suppuration.

Other uses:

  • Women use this flower for decorate their hair at thiruvaathira festival celebration

Reinwardt’s Tree Plant Photos

Biophytum reinwardtii

Biophytum reinwardtii

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JAYAWEERA. 1982. MEDICINAL PLANTS (Indigenous and Exotic) Used in Ceylon. The National Science Council of Sri Lanka. p-171.

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