Oldenlandia umbellata Medicinal Uses

Oldenlandia umbellata L.

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

Common name

  • English names: Chay Root
  • Tamil name: Chayaver, Emboorel, Imbura-ver

Scientific name

  • Name: Oldenlandia umbellata L.
  • Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
  • Synonyms: Hedyotis indica, Hedyotis wightii, Oldenlandia wightii

Oldenlandia umbellata Medicinal Uses

  • The leaves and roots are used to treat bronchitis, asthma, consumption.
  • A decoction of the plant leaves is used to wash for poisonous bites.
  • Dried and powdered plant mixed with water is taken internally for asthma.
  • Roots and leaves are expectorant and given bronchial disorders.
  • The whole plant is used for leucoderma

Other Uses

  • The root bark mixed with alum is the source of a red dye known as Indian Madder.
  • The root is known for its ability to impart a red colour to wool, silk and calico fabrics.

Chay Root Photos

Oldenlandia umbellata

Oldenlandia umbellata

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