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Biophytum reinwardtii (Zucc.) Klotzsch
In this article we will discuss about the biophytum reinwardtii:- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.
- English Name: Reinwardt’s Tree Plant
- Tamil name: Panichuruki, Runakkali
- Hindi name: Laajjaalu
- 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.
- Women use this flower for decorate their hair at thiruvaathira festival celebration
Reinwardt’s Tree Plant Photos
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JAYAWEERA. 1982. MEDICINAL PLANTS (Indigenous and Exotic) Used in Ceylon. The National Science Council of Sri Lanka. p-171.